CVAI’s 2nd Annual Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway!

In 2014, CVAI hosted a Back 2 School Bash that provided over 400 students with new backpacks to prepare them for the new school year.

CVAI’s 2nd Annual Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway, will be held at our new office in Coachella, CA to assist local families in need. This event will also featured transportation home to those who qualify within a 10 mile radius. CVAI will giving away backpacks to low income families who qualify to receive a free government cell phone.

What do I need to do to qualify for a free backpack?

Like” the Coachella Valley Arts Institute’s Facebook page. 

Share” the event on your timeline with your friends.

Then simply send a “Message” to Coachella Valley Arts Institute to set up a time to come in.

The event was established in 2014 in Desert Hot Springs by the organization, city mayor and other local companies to help low income residents of the city.

“The event grew so fast, it was a standing room only,” said event organizer. “Although we were met with the challenge to serve as many families as possible, we were able to help gather city and local support in Desert Hot Springs to help over 400 children with backpacks. We plan to help as many as possible this year in Coachella.” This year the event will be by appointment only.

What do I need to qualify for a free cell phone?

Families must participate in one of the following assistance programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP).
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8).
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
  • The National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program.
  • Other assistance programs in your state.

Please contact CVAI if you want to help sponsor this event or have any further questions.



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