C.H.O.I.C.E.’s 7th Annual Back to School Fun Day and Backpack Giveaway A Success!

What a success! C.H.O.I.C.E.’s 7th Annual Back to School Fun Day and Backpack Giveaway was a momentous success because of you. It was the vision of the Board of Directors and the Planning Committee to equip, entertain, and empower the Uniontown community in fun and resourceful way. Your generous contribution helped make our vision a reality and will result in a long-lasting benefit to the youth and families of our community.

On behalf of C.H.O.I.C.E. and the families who benefited from our efforts, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your generous donation. Your monetary donation was used to purchase 456 backpacks from BagsinBulk and school supplies to fill each of them with teacher requested items from various stores, 50 uniform shirts from HometownThreadz, classroom supplies from Staples for the teachers, a laptop computer, and food, games and prizes for the fun day.

We also thank you for the drinks, water and ice that was delivered to us by your Office Manager, Michelle Coleman. Michelle has been a great liaison between your company and our organization. She consistently invests her time and efforts to ensure that we are as resourceful as a team as we can be. For that, we thank you for sharing such an asset with us.

With your support, we brought over 200 residents together for a day of fun and excitement as they prepared to send their household students along a worthwhile academic journey. With in-kind donations and monetary contribution totaling $7500, we provided the following highlights to the Uniontown community.

  • We distributed 552 backpacks filled with teacher requested school supplies, 50 uniform shirts, 100 uniform pants, 12 haircut certificates and 24 teacher baskets filled with classroom supplies such as wipes, Kleenex, expo markets, and disinfectant spray.
  • We served over 200 hotdogs chips and drinks along with the popcorn and cotton candy.
  • We setup 15 games, including face painting and a bounce and made prizes available to the children who participated.
  • We gave away $200 in gift cards and appreciation gifts to our teachers, volunteers and youth advisory team.
  • We purchased and raffled a new HP laptop valued at $250 had a return total donation of $187.
  • We hired two local young entrepreneurs, DJ IllWill and JSomo Photography, for the event.

As we continue to grow, please know that partnerships with sponsors such as you are valuable and appreciated.

Partnering to Make a Difference,

Emefa Butler, Founder

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