Get Free Backpacks Aug. 9 & 11

August 5, 2021

YWCA Central Alabama Family Resource Center has helped make back-to-school a bit better for more than 20 Birmingham-area families. FRC provided in-depth support for families participating in the A-RESET (Alabama Resources for Enrichment Self-Sufficiency Employability and Training), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and CREW (Creating Responsible Employed Working) teens programs and for residents in Woodlawn and surrounding areas.

YWCA has been hard at work shopping to provide essential clothing, school supplies and classroom health and safety items for adolescents and teens headed back to school and college. This effort follows FRC's recent Woodlawn community block party where more than 400 families, individuals, vendors, and partners gathered, and families received backpacks, free food and community resources,

A limited number of backpacks are still available for pick up 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 and Wednesday, Aug. 11 by appointment only. To reserve a backpack, email frc@ywcabham.org or call 205-949-5550. 

Pictured: YWCA Family Resource Center Case Manager Jalen Wilson delivering supplies to local families.