Hope for a Successful School Year


Summer is in full swing but a new school year is just around the corner. For many families in the San Fernando Valley, the coming school year means trips to the store for back to school shopping. However, for many children at Van Nuys Elementary School, their families face a difficult reality and struggle to provide the basic necessities on a daily basis. According to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Site Director, Laurie Craft, over eighty percent (80%) of children who attend Van Nuys Elementary are Title 1 students and require additional assistance to prepare for and succeed in school. Since its inception nearly ten years ago, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has been serving and empowering at-risk communities in San Fernando Valley with support, knowledge, resources, and skills to become self-sufficient. Part of Hope of the Valley’s mission also includes connecting communities with resources or support to provide community-based solutions. With this mission in mind, The Reape-Rickett Law firm is partnering with the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission to host a donation drive at our Calabasas and Valencia offices.


From July 10th until August 10th, we are collecting essential items to provide children at Van Nuys Elementary School with the hope of a successful start to the school year and would greatly appreciate the help and support of our Conejo and Santa Clarita communities!


Children’s Most Needed Items:


  • Backpack
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Notebooks
  • School Glue
  • Small Rulers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Rubber Erasers


Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm at our Calabasas office, located at 23945 Calabasas Drive, Suite 207, Calabasas, CA 91302, and our Valencia office, 25152 Springfield Court, Suite 100, Valencia, CA 91355. All donated goods will be delivered directly to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission for distribution.


For additional information or questions regarding the donation drive, contact The Reape-Rickett Law Firm at (661) 288-1000 or via email, scobos@divorcedigest.com. To learn more about Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission visit their website, http://www.hopeofthevalley.org/mission, or contact Laurie Craft at Laurie@hopeofthevalley.org.

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