Local Community Organizer Karla Wallace Serving Students During 9th Annual Backpack Program

On Thursday, May 26th, Local Organizer Karla Wallace will host the first of three events benefitting the Monmouth Backpack Program fundraiser. Beginning at 6 pm, a $3 cover includes three BINGO cards for the evening, Walking Taco’s and hotdogs will be available for purchase, plus a cash bar and local vendor tables will be set up. Fundraising for the 9th year, Wallace shares the inspiration behind this community project:

“Well, it goes all the way back to nine years ago when I was dropping me niece off to school and there was a child there that did not have back to school supplies, and it just touched me. I went home and I sat down, and I thought about it, and it just made me get up and want to do something about it. That is what I did and here I am today still doing it.”

The next scheduled fundraising events will be held June 21st and July 23rd, both at the Monmouth American Legion, leading up to the grand event on July 30th, where local students will receive backpacks full of back-to-school supplies. More information can be received from Wallace herself or her Facebook page.

**Written by WMOI/WRAM Director of Communications Kelsey Crain**

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