Child Support Awareness Month begins with a Backpack Giveaway and Resources Event

Backpack giveaways contain backpack materials for ages 3-17.

 Over 300,000 children in Riverside County are preparing to begin school this upcoming year. As families head out to buy school supplies for the upcoming school year, it can create a financial burden for many. RivCoDCSS is here to help!

On Saturday, August 5th, 2023, we will be open from 8 am to 12 pm at our Riverside branch office (2081 Iowa Ave, Riverside, CA). If you are a parent looking for resources and support, we invite you to join us for a day of education, information, and community. We can work towards a brighter future for our children and families.

During this event, we will feature various presentations and educational sessions about child support services, community resources, and employment opportunities for ready-to-hire candidates. Each attendee will receive a bag containing Riverside County and local parent resource packets, including school supplies. Enjoy free entertainment and light refreshments for the whole family!

This year’s lead sponsor of the Backpack Giveaway is Food 4 Less, which generously donated over $5,000 for the pre-packaged children’s snacks, food, water, school supplies, notebook paper, pencils, crayons, markers, and more. In addition, Community Action Partnership and Altura Credit Union provided additional backpacks and school supplies. Backpack giveaways contain backpack materials for ages 3-17.

“With many families struggling more than ever because of the pandemic or inflation, it is important that we come together. We are committed to partnering with both parents to provide essential child support services to families,” said Kimberly Britt, Director of Riverside County Child Support Services.

This community event celebrates August as Child Support Awareness Month. RivCoDCSS serves more than 83,000 children and families throughout Riverside County. Last year, RivCoDCSS collected and redistributed over $185 million for families in the community.

All backpacks and school supplies will be on a first-come, first-serve bases. To register and learn about this event or any other upcoming events we have in Riverside County, please visit:

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