Assemblymember Dickinson Hands Out Backpacks at Harkness
Donations also made to PTA Clothes Closet and Harkness staff

e-Connections Post H.W. Harkness

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson distributed more than 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to students at H.W. Harkness Elementary School on Wednesday, September 12.

The distribution capped Dickinson’s second annual “Give Back(pack) Drive,” a back-to-school drive to collect backpacks and supplies for kids. 

“I am thankful for all of the generous donations we received from Sacramento area businesses and members of the surrounding community,” Dickinson said.“Every child deserves to have the tools necessary to succeed in school,” he added.

The Sacramento Council of PTA’s Clothes Closet also received backpacks to distribute to students throughout the school district. In addition, Harkness teachers received supplies for use in their classrooms.

“Our students are thrilled and grateful to have new backpacks and supplies to begin our school year,” said Principal Eric Chapman, who encouraged students to “compute, analyze, utilize and serve” with their new tools. “I look forward to seeing everyone with their backpacks every day.”

Superintendent Jonathan Raymond thanked Dickinson and his partners in the community for their generosity. “These have been challenging times for us,” he said. “But thanks to our supporters, we’re able to continue to educate students in the best way possible.”