The Community Service Block Grant (CSGB) program of Otero, Bent and Crowley Counties is providing school backpacks with school supplies to children in grades Kindergarten through 6th who are enrolled in the free and reduced price lunch programs in the all three counties.

The Community Service Block Grant (CSGB) program of Otero, Bent and Crowley Counties is providing school backpacks with school supplies to children in grades Kindergarten through 6th who are enrolled in the free and reduced price lunch programs in the all three counties. Backpacks will be stuffed with three notebooks, a package of pencils, markers, erasers and glue stick and will be delivered to each of the school districts who will distribute to the eligible children.

The grant will be carried out through the RSVP’s (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) grandparent program.  The RSVP volunteers will be stuffing 2,000 backpacks and additional help is needed to have them ready for delivery to the school districts.  If you are interested in donating a few hours on August 4th to make this project a success, please call Dee Quick at 383-3164 or Judy Heerschap 469-2623.