RENO, Nev. (July 28, 2017) – More than three hundred foster children will attend the Reno Rodeo Foundation Back-To-School Denim Distribution event with their foster parents to select back-to-school clothing this Saturday. In addition to new clothing every foster care child in northern Nevada will receive a new rolling back-pack. Multiple Reno Rodeo volunteers will be supporting the event with set-up and assisting the children at the event.
WHO: Join the Reno Rodeo Foundation and various Reno Rodeo Volunteers as they assist local foster children in getting prepared for the new school year.
WHEN: July 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Kids Kottage Activity Center
2075 Longley Lane, Reno
WHY: There are over 3,000 children in protective custody in northern Nevada. In just one school week they will wear 7,500 pairs of jeans, 7,500 pairs of underwear and 15,000 socks. New children arrive in the system daily; most of them arrive without the basics: jeans, underwear and socks. This event helps provide children with an opportunity to have new clothing when they return to school.
NOTE: No Children are allowed to be interviewed, filmed or pictured – no exceptions. Media interviews are available with foster parents, volunteers and organizers. Additional photo and video opportunities available.