4th Annual Back to School Drive

by Alana Allen | July 16th, 2012
4th Annual Back to School Drive - Alana Allen

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When it comes to the summer, our kids enjoy having fun, hanging with friends during their two and a half month break from school. However, when August peaks its beautiful head, parents have to prepare their kids to get back on the routine of a bed time, attend school orientation and back to school shopping.

The most important thing is the necessary supplies all of our children need in order to be successful. It doesn’t matter what grade, it goes from Pre K-12th graders needing school supplies. However, what happens to those children who don’t have the same opportunity as their peers? What about the parents who have to focus on paying the bills and worrying about school supplies later? This is the real truth of so many children in our communities not being prepared to go back to school.

However, I Am A Queen, Footsteps to Follow and James B. Dudley High School Athletic Booster Club is changing the stigma that our youth go through on the first day of school. All of these organizations have collaborated together to impact the community in a positive way with the 4th Annual Back to School Drive at the Windsor Recreation Center, located at 1601 E. Lee St., Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Last year’s goal was set at 100 back packs, and the organizations exceeded that goal of securing 106 with all supplies needed. This year’s goal is to secure 200 back packs along with other supplies; which means 200 kids in the triad will be helped.

All donations are tax deductible through the partnership of James B. Dudley High School Athletic Booster Club, a 501 c 3 tax exempt organization.

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