Delray Beach Housing Authority and GoSection8.com Annual FREE Backpack Giveaway
A Total of 300 Children’s backpacks WITH supplies Will be given away August 3, from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Delray Beach, FL: The Delray Beach Housing Authority and GoSection8.com (part of the Affordable Housing Network, LLC) will once again be having their annual backpack giveaway on August 3, 2021, from 10:30 AM to 2 PM, inside the Delray Beach Housing Authority, located at 82 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach FL 33444.
The priority is as follows:
- Families of the Delray Beach Housing Authority - those in the program will have first priority
- Then, residents of Delray Beach*
*Attendees may be required to show proof of residency
“Delray Beach is my Housing Authority,” said Rich Cupelli, founder of GoSection8.com. “I love that we can partner with them every year to do this. It means so much to me, and all of us here at GoSection8.com, to be doing something for the community. These kids have gone through so much since COVID hit, and I am sure they cannot wait to get back to their school, their classrooms, and their friends. All the parents and teachers have done so much already this past year; this is just our way of lightening their load…even if only a little bit,” said Cupelli.
“This is the highlight of my year, honestly,” said Beth Floyd, Office Manager and Executive Administrator for GoSection8.com. “For the last 17 years, our software and services have been helping families to find affordable housing. But doing this event, we really get to see the families who we serve. And the kids’ smiles brighten up my entire week!” added Beth.
“We are so glad to have GoSection8.com help us every year; and this year certainly is going to be one of the most important years for kids of all ages, to get back to school, and back into a routine,” said Charmaine Jackson, Executive Assistant at the Delray Beach Housing Authority. “We are hoping for a great turnout; we have already started to distribute flyers, and the case managers are emailing and calling our families to inform them of the event,” added Jackson.
The Delray Beach Housing Authority is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low- and moderate-income families, and providing the opportunity for self-sufficiency by guaranteeing safe, quality housing. Their aim is to accomplish this mission through the application of their founding Guiding Principles.
GoSection8.com’s mission is to be the largest, and most trusted source for all affordable housing programs and properties in the country. And, coming in September 2021, an improved website and more modern platform to make listing and finding affordable housing even easier. With cutting-edge software, a dedicated team of industry experts, and free customer support, they are changing the stigma associated with Section8 and affordable housing and taking the complexity out of the process.
For more information on GoSection8.com’s mission and founder, click here.
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Images below were taken at previous backpack giveaways.
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