I had the awesome opportunity to capture photos for Operation:Kid Equip as they had one of their backpack distribution extravaganzas! If you want to learn more about OKE, please visit their website. Helping under privileged kids get essential school supplies that they would otherwise not have as they start the school year. They hold several of these events right before the start of the school year. Throughout the remainder of the school year they operate a depot that teachers from approved schools can come to “shop” for supplies that their classrooms need and are not getting because of district and state wide cuts to funding education. This is basic needs such as paper and pencils! Do you realize that what we don’t or can’t buy for our own kids, teachers often use their own money to supply their classrooms?? It shouldn’t be that way, and OKE does what they can to get these supplies into teachers hands.
Here are the photos from the first backpackpalooza in Warren, Michigan’s city hall building. It was a HUGE event! Time Team Detroit provided volunteers. Mojo in the Morning from 95.5 was there. United HealthCare sponsored the even. And of course the city of Warren, Michigan provided a beautiful space to accommodate all the supplies and families coming through.
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