Back To School Drive

by Alana Allen | July 11th, 2013

boolbag - CopyWhen it comes to the summer, our kids enjoy having fun, playing games and 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 budget for back to school shopping.

With this being said, the most important thing for the school year is the necessary school supplies for our children to excel in their academics. It doesn’t matter what grade, it goes from pre K-12th graders who need 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 is changing the stigma that our youth go through on the first day of school. This organization has partnered with a group of nonprofits and organizations, James B. Dudley High School Athletic Booster Club, Footsteps to Follow, Beyond the Block, Friends of Jamal Fox, Ange’le’ N. Simpson Foundation of Love and Destined for Greatness Event Planning to kick off the 5th Annual Back to School Drive. The school supply drive will take place on Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 the gymnasium of the Windsor Recreation Center, located at 1601 E. Lee St., Greensboro, N.C.

Last year’s goal was to help 200 children, and the organizations exceeded that goal of helping 247 children with back packs and supplies. This year’s goal is to secure 500 back packs along with other school supplies; which means this community event is doubling what was achieved last year.

Items Needed for School Drive are Back packs (500 Goal), Pencils, Pens, Paper, · Notebooks, Binders, Folders, Crayons, Color Pencils, Glue Sticks, Scissors, and Calculators.

For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please contact
Alana V. Allen

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