RPD teams with Micah House and others for Back2School Jam

RPD teams with Micah House and others for Back2School Jam
Posted on 07/27/2016

The Redlands Police Department and Micah House After School Program, with help from local businesses, churches, community groups and City and County agencies, will give away bicycles and backpacks during a Back2School Jam and Community Resource Fair at Sylvan Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6. There will be free snacks and music provided for the community. 

Organizers hope to match last year’s donation of more than 1,200 backpacks and school supplies to children and youth. Donations were funded by various groups including the Redlands Police Officers Association, Trinity Church, Tom McGrath School Supplies, and grants from the Redlands Police Department.

Participating groups and agencies include:

  • Redlands Police Department
  • Micah House
  • Redlands Police Officers Association
  • Trinity Church
  • 180 degrees food program
  • Citizens Church
  • First Lutheran Church of Redlands
  • Fuente de Vida
  • City of Redlands Quality of Life Department
  • IEHP
  • 66ers Baseball
  • Redlands Unified School District
  • Redlands Fire Department
  • California Highway Patrol
  • City of Redlands Human Relations Commission
  • Massage Envy
  • Automobile Club of Southern California

The free 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. Various organizations will be participating.

The Redlands Police Department’s purpose is to control crime before it occurs by supporting strong families, resilient youth and safe and sustainable neighborhoods.

If you have any questions, or would be interested in donating or attending the event, please feel free to contact Event Coordinator Officer Chris Mead at 909-798-7534 or at cmead@redlandspolice.org