USE YOUR WORDS: BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRIVE
Organized by: Brickney Frierson
EVENT DATE Aug 23, 2015
Hello, I am the creator of USE YOUR WORDS (www.facebook.com/useyourwordsuyw), an organization that empowers children to speak effectively and express themselves confidently by implementing a three-pronged approach (Be Kind, Be Honest, Be Brave) to achieve positive results.
I am passionate about equipping our youth with impactful communication skills. Words are delicate, yet powerful, free gifts acquired over time. Gifts that are completely free and with the potential to inspire others or break them down. Our mission is to encourage children to choose to use their words wisely, intelligently, and confidently.
One way we fulfill our mission is by hosting an annual back-to-school event.This is where we can use your assistance. For the price equivalent to your weekly coffee budget, a tank of gas or a meal at a fancy restaurant, you can donate the opportunity for a student to start the school year confidently, and on the right track. A $30 donation gifts one student a durable backpack with the following school supplies inside:
- 6 Pencils and 6 Pens
- Pink Eraser and Sharpener with Dome Cover
- 12 Inch Ruler and Glue Stick
- 70 Page Spiral Notebook and Two Pocket Folder
- 6 Crayons and Pencil Case
Last year, USE YOUR WORDS hosted its first event. With the support of a few incredible organizations and awesome volunteers, students received school supplies, enjoyed arts and crafts with young mentoring professionals and participated in an interactive words presentation. We accomplished our goal to equip 30 students with valuable interpersonal/communication skills and materials for a success school year.This year, our goal is to help even more students and give away more supplies! We are aiming to help at least 200 students, but willing to help more if funds allow.
All donations of $30 or more will receive a commemorative USE YOUR WORDS T-Shirt, as our token of thanks and a reminder of your contribution to the future of our children. After placing your donation, you will receive an email requesting t-shirt color (black, red or blue), size and mailing address. You may expect your shirt by August 15th. Direct questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.