I Am A Queen’s Back To School Drive

by Alana Allen | July 15th, 2015

Back to School Flyer 2015According to the Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, there are about 580,000 children in North Carolina that currently live in poverty. Research also shows that 67 percent of students in the Guilford County School system are living in families suffering from poverty. This means children in our city are living in households that lack necessary resources such as food, clothing, and school supplies.

In North Carolina, one in five children does not have access to basic school supplies due to their family’s economic circumstances. Receiving a backpack filled with the tools needed to succeed in school can be a life-changing experience for a child. Studies show, children who are equipped and prepared to return back to school have a more positive feeling of self-worth, miss fewer days, more attentive in class, improved classroom behavior and achieve higher test scores in all academic subjects.

Fortunately, a Greensboro/High Point-based nonprofit is making it easier for children to succeed inside the classroom. I Am A Queen is doing a call to action for the community to step up and to participate in the “Fill the Backpack” Campaign. This campaign will support I Am A Queen’s 7th Annual Back to School Drive on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Windsor Recreation Center, located at 1601 E. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, N.C. This event is open to community and the goal is to help 1,000+ children in the Triad.

I Am A Queen’s mission is to empower others to be a blessing and this is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Filling a backpack will cost an individual less than $25 by purchasing a backpack, paper, pencil, folders, crayons, glue sticks and scissors. Donors are encouraged to drop off filled backpacks at designated drop off locations in the city or make a monetary donation on I Am A Queen’s website. All donations are tax-deductible for this community effort.
This year’s media partners for the event include Huami Magazine, 97.1 WQMG and Born to DJ. Also, I Am A Queen has partnered with local organizations and businesses that include James B. Dudley High School Athletic Booster Club, Beyond the Block, Footsteps to Follow, Destined 4 Greatness Event Planning, Ange’le’ N. Simpson Foundation of Love, In the Image of I Am, Granny’s Love Outreach and the Live Life Foundation. In addition to their support, each partner plays a critical role in challenging others to give.

To learn more information about this event, donating and drop off locations, please visit www.iamaqueen.org or email info@iamaqueen.org.

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