Councilwoman Faulk puts kids first at inaugural backpack event

BACK TO SCHOOL PACKS---Inglewood City Councilwoman Dionne Faulk, second from front far right, is joined by 62nd District Assemblywoman Tina McKinnor at the inaugural Backpack Giveaway on Aug. 13 at the Crenshaw & Imperial Shopping Center. Flanked to the public servants right were participants of the event.

By Melissa A. Sandfield, Special to Inglewood Today

Inglewood District 4 Councilmember, Dionne Faulk, the first Black woman elected to the council, joined with 62nd District Assemblywoman Tina McKinnor for an inaugural Backpack Giveaway at the Crenshaw and Imperial Shopping Center on Aug. 13th.

An estimated 500 needy students from Inglewood and surrounding communities received the supplies while they lasted at the drive through event.

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. join Fault and McKinnor was present as well other councilmembers and Clippers mascot Chuck the Condor.

Super Bowl Champion Rams Cheerleaders were also on hand for the festivities that included vendors such as This was a drive through event that served 500 deserving students consisting of not only Inglewood residents, there were students from surrounding areas that were served as well. The drive through was also attended and included Mayor Butts, Councilmembers, Clipper’s Mascot Chuck the Condor as well as Ram’s cheerleaders.

The backpacks were donated by 101 Enterprise Foundation.

In addition, vendors Crystal Stairs, Intuit Dome, Clippers, the City of Inglewood Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments offered services to attendees.

Faulk stated, “All in all it was a wonderful event that supplied students with the essential school supplies to inspire them for learning to begin the school year.”


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