WHAT: The Teachers Association of Norwalk-La Mirada (TANLA) continues its tradition of providing school supplies for students in need with its third annual Caring Beyond the Classroom backpack giveaway. All NLMUSD students who attend the event will receive one backpack, while supplies last.
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: NLMUSD District Office parking lot, 12820 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk
WHY: TANLA initiated the Caring Beyond the Classroom backpack donation in 2014 to provide necessary school supplies such as books, binders, notepads, pencils, pens and erasers, to NLMUSD students. TANLA works year-round to raise money for the giveaway by participating in such community events as the La Mirada Olive Festival, hosting a 5K walk and run, and taking part in a holiday-themed fundraiser. TANLA also received donations from local businesses and will distribute gift certificates from McDonalds.