Change 4 FiveHundred's 2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway
Sunday September 9th, 2018 from 12-4pm
Shields Reid Community Center
1410 Kelsey St Richmond, CA 94801
This idea was started last year by Marcus Byrd-Ray, who spent some time incarcerated and has recently graduated from CSU-East Bay; this project is his idea a way of giving back to the community, and giving kids at Verde Elementary a good start to the school year. It is a great idea, and in one year has become a festival with many sponsors, a time to highlight the many opportunities in the area, with food, prizes, games, and the backpack giveaway. He is aiming for 500 backpacks.
Last year members of Arlington Community Church UCC raised $500 to purchase 50 backpacks and supplies. We'd like to do that again.
So how can you get involved?
- Donate-make checks payable to Arlington Community Church, with "Backpacks" in the Memo line
- Plan on attending the event: Sun Sept 9, 2018, 1-4 pm @ Shields-Reid Rec Center-For EventBrite tickets (free) click here
- Help put together supplies and backpacks: Fri Sept 7, 10 am (tentative) @ Shields-Reid
- Write a letter of encouragement to a child. These letters will be placed in the backpacks.
- Work with Pastor Tony to purchase, deliver, and announce this project.
Let's be sponsors again for this! Talk to Pastor Tony if you can help out at all!
- Pastor Tony