Kinecta Seeks Donations for Backpacks and School Supplies
Jul 27, 2020 08:42PM
By Jeanne Fratello
As the 2020/21 school year draws nearer, Kinecta Federal Credit Union is running its 11th annual Backpack Drive to provide backpacks and school supplies to help local under-served youth.
The organization is accepting monetary donations and school supplies until July 31st.
Kinecta’s goal is to collect 600 backpacks and school supplies to donate to community partners including the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center, Environmental Charter, Parents of Watts, Richstone Family Center, GRYD Foundation, Thomas House Family Shelter, Los Angeles Police Department Southeast Division, Watts/Century Latino Organization, and Motorcycle Riders for Homeless Parolees.
Given that most schools are starting the school year with distance learning, this year's drive has been slightly modified, according to Anasia Obioha, public relations manager for Kinecta.
"What's new this year is we’ve listed on Amazon the school supply items requested from the organizations that we donate to," said Obioha. "Additionally, we are still collecting actual backpacks so the students are geared up and ready when school does reopen. Our partners still have a demand for them."
Monetary donations can be made here. School supplies can also be purchased on Kinecta’s Amazon wish list.
The Manhattan Beach-headquartered Kinecta Federal Credit Union is one of the nation's largest credit unions, with approximately $5 billion in assets, 22 branches, two retail mortgage centers, and 255,000 members nationwide. Located in the South Bay for 80 years, Kinecta partners with, donates to, and invests time in more than 150 nonprofit causes.