Pre-selected students at Olympic High School in Santa Monica and the Off Campus Learning Center will be treated with backpack donations Thursday, Aug. 30 courtesy of real estate development and management company NMS Properties.

The company, its partners and associates will hand out 100 backpacks with school supplies to Olympic students to help them prepare for the 2012 fall term.

“NMS is very proud to donate supplies to the students at Olympic High School and the OCLC, and to bring the community together in this effort,” NMS President Jim Andersen said in a statement. “We are very excited to work with and support the schools, and help prepare students for the new school year.”

Olympic High Principal Janie Yuguchi Gates added, “Olympic High School is grateful for the donations made by NMS, its partners and residents. This much-appreciated support reminds us that community stakeholders want our students to succeed.”

Students will receive the backpacks and supplies at the inaugural Backpack to School Campaign distribution event, scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at NMS’s LuXe at Broadway, 829 Broadway (near Lincoln Boulevard) in Santa Monica.

A voter-registration drive will take place concurrently, and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom is scheduled to attend, along with other members of the Santa Monica City Council.

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