CommUnify’s Back-to-School Pop-up Events will be giving away 1,000 free backpacks with school supplies and gift cards to families with children ages 3 through 6th grade who have been adversely impacted by the continued pandemic.

Children must be present to receive items which will be given out on a first come first served basis with no rainchecks.

Thes pop-ups will take place 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the following three locations:

CommUnify’s North County Head Start/Regional Office

201 Chapel St., Santa Maria

CommUnify’s Mid-County Head Start/Regional Office

120 Chestnut Ave., Lompoc

CommUnify’s South County Head Start/Goleta Valley Community Center

5681 Hollister Ave., Goleta

For more, contact Libby Martinez, 805-964-8857, ext. 1103.

For a complete description of CommUnify’s programs and services, visit