On Monday, August 12th, we held our 1st annual Back to School Drive for the 2019-2020 school year! First of all, we would like to extend a big thank you to all of our contributors and their donations! Every bit was able to help fill backpacks with all the necessary school supplies! We wouldn't have made as much of an impact without your help!
From July 23rd to August 11th, we managed to collect a stockpile of donations to give back to local students and teachers. On August 12th, we made it available to the community. It was a huge success and we were able to help a great deal of families start the school year on the right track!
Unfortunately, we failed to anticipate how long our donations would last, with all the supplies being handed out within the first 2 hours! It gave us plenty of realization and motivation to go harder next year. We were blown away by the traffic and phone calls that came into the store even after everything had run out! We don't want that to be an issue. With better preparation next year, we hope to create a bigger impact for our city, helping as many families as possible.
Ultimately, we want to be the driving force and focus on ways to give back to the community. Not only in tangibles, but in creating hope and belief in our city. Showing our city that it's possible to make something out of ourselves. Leading by example is the best way to inspire the next generation. This is only the beginning.