Members of the community are invited to help provide new backpacks full of school supplies for vulnerable children and youth. The collection effort will continue through July 12th. Betty Chambers, Director of Programs at the Children’s Fund stated, “Our community’s children are worth the investment.” According to Chambers, by providing a new backpack full of needed school supplies to foster youth and other vulnerable children helps enforce the idea that they are valued and important. This year there are three ways local citizens can participate in the Backpack and School Supplies Drive. First, you may bring your backpack and school supply donations to the Children’s Fund’s office between the hours of located at 348 W. Hospitality Lane #110, in San Bernardino—the office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closes for lunch between noon and 1:00 p.m. As a second option, you may visit their Amazon Wish list at www.childrensfund.org/backpacks to purchase and ship backpacks and supplies directly to Children’s Fund’s office. And lastly, monetary donations by credit card can be made securely online at www.childrensfund.org. The Children’s Fund is a local nonprofit that has served the children of San Bernardino County for nearly 33 years. The organization’s mission is to give the county’s most vulnerable children support, opportunity and hope by working to break the destructive cycles through community partnerships. Last year the organization provided more than 118,000 services to local children and since its founding it has facilitated over 1.5 million services to young people in the community. To learn more about the backpack/school supply drive call (909) 379-6035 or visit http://www.childrensfund.org/backpacks. For more information on Children’s Fund call (909) 379-0000 or visit www.childrensfund.org.