18TH ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY
17118819 188th SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVE AWAY
Mary Nelson organized the first Back-to-School Barbeque 18 years ago as part of an effort to reduce violence in her neighborhood. Besides the school supplies, she treated children and their families to a full scale outdoor barbeque. Mary wanted to do something about the violence affecting children in the community. In 2002, the first year the event was held, there were 850 youths and their parents in attendance. Every year thereafter, the event has grown in record numbers. In 2019 over 12,000 youths and their families attended.Community participation is expected to grow dramatically again this year. School supplies, backpacks and clothing will be given away to all youths who attend from grade levels Pre-K to College.
For many years, our signature event has connected people from the community and we invite you to join us as a volunteer or attend the next one! on August 15th 2020 10 am til 6 pm
Youth Day Barbeque Sponsors
DONATE NEW OR GENTLY USED BACKPACKS,SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND BOOKS, NEW & USED CLOTHING, FOOD AND BEVERAGE ITEMS FOR CHILDREN PRE-K THROUGH COLLEGE. VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BARBEQUE. SPONSORSHIP IS NEEDED AND GREATLY APPRECIATED