PARKLAND, FL- Local families came together to support young students in need at the end of the school year. Children from God's Little Lambs Preschool, a sliding scale school in Fort Lauderdale, were given personalized backpacks at their preschool graduation ceremony last week.

Fourteen families from Parkland, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach worked together to donate supplies and create the special backpack graduation gift. In addition to the backpacks volunteers supplied sunglasses for the Pre-K graduates and cupcakes for all in attendance. 

The backpacks were supplied with similar items but personalized for each child, shared lead volunteer Jen Caronna. "Each new personalized backpack contained school supplies for Kindergarten, a first day of school outfit, new socks, new underwear, toiletries, and a note of encouragement," said Coronna. "We do this to give back to the community, and maybe one day these children will do the same for someone else."

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