Back to School Backpack Drive 7-19-22

Date: Tue Jul 19, 2022 14:51:15
From: Government Relations - City of Pinellas Park

For immediate release:  July 19, 2022

Chris Yates, office (727) 544-4777

The Pinellas Park Medical District "Back to School Backpack Drive" with
Support from the Pinellas Park Gateway Chamber of Commerce and City of
Pinellas Park will Give Away 2000+ Backpacks!

PINELLAS PARK - The Pinellas Park Medical District's Back to School Backpack
Drive, happening Saturday, July 23rd, will help prepare young residents for
school starting soon in Pinellas County.  There will be a variety of
activities including Paint the School Bus, K- 9 demonstration, Touch-a-Truck,
community-related vendors, Raffles (12 bikes to be raffled), back-to-school
give-a-ways including supplies and over 2000 backpacks (one per child and
first come, first served), hotdogs provided by the City of Pinellas Park,
Pizza available from New York Pizza and snow cones from Kona Ice for the kids
to enjoy (while supplies last). Please note child/ren must be present at event
to receive give-a-ways.

"We are extremely excited to give away over 2000 backpacks brimming with
supplies this year! This is a great example of the dedication of so many
wonderful businesses, sponsors and community partners coming together to help
the families in our communities." - Dr. Daniel Strauss, Chairman of the
Medical District and President of the Pinellas Park Gateway Chamber of

What: Back to School Backpack Drive

When: Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 beginning at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Where: Caruth Health Education Center, St. Petersburg College, 7200 66th
Street N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

The Medical District and Chamber thank our 50 businesses and non-profits who
are participating sponsors to this event and raised over $20,000 for school
supplies. A special thanks to our major contributing businesses/organizations
are as follows:

Pinellas Park Foundation
Grow Financial (Pinellas Park)
Joanne Dauphin, State Farm
National University of Health Sciences
Amber Glen Feed Depot
Christine Quinn
Trichom Health Center
People Helping People
St. Petersburg College, Caruth Health Education Center


For more information contact:

Government Relations Department

Government Relations Administrator
Lana Beck
Desk (727) 369-5745
727-735-2057 Cell