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Volunteers sought for Backpack Buddies events

June 21, 2017 GMT

BULLHEAD CITY — The BHHS Legacy Foundation/Legacy Connection Backpack Buddies “Dress Kids for Success” needs volunteers for the 2017 events: one runs from July 17-20 at Mohave High School and the other is Aug. 8-9 in Mohave Valley.

The Mohave Valley Clothe A Child Foundation will design, develop and implement the event this year. Elementary school students who qualify receive a pair of new sneakers, three pairs of socks, three undergarments and a backpack filled with hygiene items, school supplies and two logo-emblazoned school uniform shirts.

Students expected to qualify attend elementary schools in the districts of Bullhead City, Mohave Valley, Topock, Mohave Accelerated Learning Center, Desert Star Academy, Laughlin and Needles as well as area Head Start pre-schools.

Volunteers are needed to be event-day assistants, station attendants and personal shoppers. Personal shoppers spend one-on-one time with a student.

Event-day shifts are scheduled for six hours. People who can volunteer for less than six hours are asked to indicate on the comment section of their online sign-up form which hours they are available.

To learn more and sign-up as a volunteer, go to www.tristate

backpackbuddies.com