The pediatric nurses at UC Davis Children’s Hospital hosted an Operation Backpack drive for the 14th year, collecting and donating 129 backpacks filled with school supplies, which are delivered to needy students by the Volunteers of America.
Backpacks were filled with needed grade-specific school supplies for children in need.
“Our staff has once again pulled their resources to make a difference for children in our community,” said Angie Marin, nurse manager of the pediatrics unit. “We love to do this every year. Thank you to all who participated in this backpack drive.”
The backpacks will be distributed to families and children in Volunteers of America’s shelters and programs in the Sacramento region.
Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America (VOA NCNN) is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs including housing, employment services, substance abuse and recovery services to families, individuals, veterans, seniors, and youth. In fact, VOA NCNN provides shelter or housing to over 3,500 men, women and children every night. Nationally, Volunteers of America helps more than 2.5 million people annually in more than 400 communities.