September 19, 2020         
Anthony Hamilton, Questlove, Lynn Whitfield, Jonathan Slocumb, and Wendell Pierce support HBCUs and their Students at the UNCF N   •   New Citi Impact Fund Announces First Investments   •   Empowering women leadership in the agriculture and agri-food sector   •   While Washington debates who can better protect Americans overseas, German courts display deep bias Against a Non-German African   •   Landmark new agreement lays out path for reconciliation with Lake Babine   •   Ultimate Software Ranked #2 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women 2020 List   •   Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities   •   I Matter, I Vote: The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. Hosts Virtual Voting Rights Town Hall During Its 43rd Annual Symposium   •   Helen of Troy Limited Announces Earnings Release Date, Conference Call, and Webcast for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Results   •   Campbell Appoints Camille Pierce as Chief Culture Officer   •   Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Wins Footwear Honor at the Accessories Council’s Design Excellence Awards for the Second Year in   •   Video Game Play is Booming. What do Parents Need to Know?   •   Asana Named No. 8 on the 2020 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune   •   Canadian police chiefs meet virtually to discuss key policing issues   •   BET, National Urban League and an Expanding List of Key Impact Partners Unite on National Black Voter Day, Friday, September 18   •   Publix Named Among Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women   •   Canada and Wabaseemoong Independent Nations sign a Relationship Agreement: Comprehensive Response to Mercury and Human Health in   •   Emily Leproust, Ph.D., to Receive 2020 Rosalind Franklin Award   •   Crema.co’s New Coffee Matching Algorithm Guarantees the Perfect Cup   •   Choose Your Own Adventure and Google Collaborate to Launch E-Books for Younger Readers
Bookmark and Share

Local Students to Receive Free Backpacks and School Supplies

Local Students to Receive Free Backpacks and School Supplies

PR Newswire

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting students' return to school this fall, Inland Empire Plan (IEHP) and community partner, Young Visionaries, will host two "Pull Up and Pick Up" events, providing backpacks and essential school supplies to children and families who have RSVP'd online. The events will take place at IEHP's Community Resource Center (CRC) in Victorville on Friday, August 7, and at the plan's CRC in Riverside on Friday, August 21.

While most students in Riverside and San Bernardino counties will begin school virtually this year, child psychiatrist Dr. Gayani DeSilva, IEHP's behavioral health director, stresses the importance of normalcy that a backpack provides. "Having a backpack, especially during these uncertain times, gives children a sense of regularity," Dr. DeSilva said. "It's a familiar place to hold their unique story and to give importance to this new year of learning and development."

With one in five American children living in poverty, IEHP recognizes the need to help in other ways. In addition to backpacks and school supplies, items such as food, housewares, shoes, and hygiene products will also be offered at these events.

"Within two hours of Victorville's registration opening, we reached capacity at 850 RSVP's," said Delia Orosco, Manager of IEHP's CRC in Victorville. "We expect to have the same turnout for our upcoming Riverside event, knowing the need for these resources is only increasing."

Further addressing food insecurity in the community, IEHP has also continued to organize food and dairy distributions through their resource centers and supports local food banks and pantries with distribution efforts. To learn more about these events, visit IEHP on Facebook and check out the Riverside, San Bernardino and Victorville CRC Facebook pages.

"This is an incredibly tough time for everyone," said Orosco. "With so many out of work as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, we want to do all we can to help families keep food on the table and provide supplies for the upcoming school year. By collaborating with our partners and continuing to stay resilient, we can do just that."

About IEHP

IEHP, Inland Empire Health Plan, is one of the top 10 largest Medicaid health plans and the largest not-for-profit Medicare-Medicaid plan in the country. With a network of more than 6,400 Providers and more than 2,000 employees, IEHP serves more than 1.2 million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medicaid or Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare-Medicaid Plan). Through a dynamic partnership with Providers and Community, award-winning service and innovative products, IEHP is fully committed to advocating for our Members and providing them with quality, accessible and wellness-based health care services. For more information, visit iehp.org.

 

Cision View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/local-students-to-receive-free-backpacks-and-school-supplies-301105915.html

SOURCE Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News