The Los Angeles Clippers gave an early Christmas gift to Lynwood Unified students on Dec. 18 when they surprised schools across the District with a donation of 14,000 brand new backpacks.
K-12 students excitedly strapped on their new backpacks, stitched with the Clippers logo, just in time for the winter break.
The backpacks, donated by the L.A. Clippers Foundation, made their way around schools and helped inspire students to continue pursuing excellence during the school year.
“Anytime we can provide students with new tools for learning it encourages them and sends the message that we want the best for them,” LUSD Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite said. “Each of our students were able to receive a new backpack, and we are grateful to the Clippers for investing in our children.”
The Clippers and star player Kawhi Leonard partnered with Baby2Baby to donate backpacks to Southern California schools to begin the school year.
Lynwood Unified has a strong history of partnerships that provide new tools for students. Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating vision issues as a barrier to education, works with the District to provide free eye screenings and glasses to students in need throughout the District.