The Redlands Police Department, Micah House After School Program and Ride Yourself Fit, with help from local businesses, churches, community groups and city and county agencies, will give away bicycles and backpacks filled with school supplies during this year’s Back2School Jam and Community Resource Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Sylvan Park. Free snacks and music also will be provided.
Organizers are seeking donations of quality backpacks stocked with school supplies including #2 pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners and spiral notebooks. Donors can drop off supplies at Micah House Chapel, 611 Chapel St., between 2 and 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday through July 31. Donors may also donate online at micahhouseredlands.org/B2SJam and Micah House will do the shopping for you.
Ride Yourself Fit will host the annual Children’s Health and Bicycle Safety Expo as part of the activities.
The Expo provides safety tips and rides through an obstacle course for children from 3 to 12. Children wishing to participate in the expo must wear shoes with closed toes and heels.
The event is open to the community and intended to support success in school for local youth by providing resources to children and families in a family-friendly setting.
Organizers have a goal to donate backpacks and school supplies for 1,200 students. All students in grades kindergarten to 12th grade wishing to receive a free backpack at this event must be present at the event.
If you have any questions or would be interested in donating or attending the event, please contact Event Coordinator Alison Anderson at (909) 747-1440.
Sponsors and participants in Back 2 School Jam
• 180 Degrees and Still Standing Food Distribution
• Inland Empire 66ers Baseball
• Automobile Club of Southern California
• Boy Scouts of America
• Buckleberry: Car Seat Safety Checks
• California Health Collaborative
• Chick-fil-A Citrus Plaza • CHP - Inland Division
• Citizens Church
• City of Redlands
• City of Redlands Recreation
• Redlands Fire Department
• Redlands Police Department
• Redlands Quality of Life Department
• Common Vision Coalition
• County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health
• Cyclery USA • Don's Bicycles
• Family Service Association of Redlands
• First Baptist Church
• Haircuts Etc.
• Inland Empire Therapy Dogs, Inc.
• Institute of Public Strategies
• New Life Foursquare Church: Kids Connection
• Micah House Redlands
• My Gym Redlands
• Pathway Church, Redlands
• Redlands Police Officers Association
• Redlands Police Officer's Foundation – BBQ
• Redlands Community Hospital
• Redlands Unified School District
• Ride Yourself Fit
• Safe Kids Foundation
• The River Church
• Thrive Single Moms
• Trinity Church, Redlands CA
• UCCE Master Gardeners of San Bernardino County
• Y.E.S./Santa Claus Inc.
• Yucaipa Bike Center