window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-29484371-30');
Monday , August 3 2020
PBP_728
ENTERPRISE 728
Elizabeth 728
Emergence June 11 – Sep 11, 2020 728
Spring Training 728
TRLA_728
Mountains 728
Utep Football Generic 728
EMERGENCE MINDFUL 728.90
Covid-19 Fund 728
john overall 728×90
Home | News | Downtown Management District now accepting monetary donations for Segundo Barrio Backpack Drive
Photo courtesy DMD

Downtown Management District now accepting monetary donations for Segundo Barrio Backpack Drive

The Downtown Management District (DMD) is once again working with Sacred Heart Church, in support of the “Segundo Barrio Backpack Drive,” an effort to provide backpacks and school supplies for students in the El Segundo Barrio neighborhood of Downtown El Paso and surrounding areas.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost all facets of life, but what it can’t affect is the El Paso community’s commitment to coming together in an effort to support those in need.

“Our goal this year is 550 backpacks filled with school supplies,” DMD officials share. “This will take approximately $14,000 in donations to achieve, and every little bit will help.”

The DMD and Emajj Public Relations & Marketing are collecting monetary donations and challenge more El Paso businesses and their employees in collecting monetary contributions over the next few weeks.

This year’s drive will be a little different in order to ensure the safe collection and distribution of backpacks.

  • We are only accepting monetary donations. This will help us ensure that the materials we provide have had limited exposure to other people. We’re able to accept donations of $5 or more! To donate, visit DowntownElPaso.com! 

  • We are partnering with a number of local nonprofits to ensure the safe distribution of backpacks to those in need.  Our partners include Sacred Heart Church, Emajj Public Relations and Marketing, the Center for Family Violence, and the Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home.

  • Monetary contributions can be made online now through Sunday, August 2nd. You can also mail/deliver monetary contributions to the Downtown Management District office, located at 201 East Main Street, Suite 107.

“We hope you can join us in this effort in supporting students in the El Segundo Barrio community,” officials added.

About Staff Report

Staff Reports are just that, Staff Reporting the news. No skew, no opinion just the news. We pride ourselves on making sure that we bring you the news as soon as it is published, submitted or sent to us. No need to have a reporter rewrite or give their opinion. The facts or information, nothing more.

Check Also

‘El Peso Hero’ returns to inspire, help and shed light on ‘The Essentials’

After making headlines in the summer of 2015, El Peso Hero became the first comic …

Utep Football Generic 728
Emergence June 11 – Sep 11, 2020 728
ENTERPRISE 728
Mountains 728
Spring Training 728
EMERGENCE MINDFUL 728.90
Elizabeth 728
Get Shift Done 728
TRLA_728
john overall 728×90
PBP_728
Covid-19 Fund 728