Just in time for the return to school, the city of Carson on Saturday will distribute free backpacks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 23551 S. Avalon Blvd.

The backpacks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The event will also feature live entertainment, free haircuts, health screening, raffles and game booths, and light refreshments.  It is open to all ages and admission is FREE.

This event is made possible through the generous donation and partnership with Victory Outreach of Carson, I-Help Foundation, and Cory Winn.

“The City of Carson is doing our part to assist those in our community in getting new free backpacks and getting ready for the new school year. I want to especially thank Mayor Pro Tem Jawane Hilton for finding partnering organizations as well as personally contributing to this very important project,” said Carson Mayor Albert Robles.

To register through eventbrite, log on to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-your-city-backpack-giveaway-tickets-48004981191?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. For more information on the event, call Carson Recreation and Human Services at (310) 835-0212, ext. 1467.