PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The National Urban League’s 2013 convention continued in Philadelphia Saturday.
Church groups, families and volunteers were all taking part in a community service project, handing out 800 back to school kits and 300 emergency family kits. The kits are distributed to low-income families through the local nonprofit group Turning Points for Children.
“Taking care of your own, it’s about giving back and ensuring that kids have the tools that they need,” National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial said. “School supplies can be expensive, but guess what, you must have the right and the best school supplies in order to be able to succeed.”
The nonprofit was formed back in 2008 through the merger of two long time local charities. They currently serve more than 5,000 at-risk children throughout the Philadelphia area.