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USE YOUR WORDS: BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRIVE

Organized by: Brickney Frierson

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EVENT DATE Aug 23, 2015

THE STORY:

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 brickney@gmail.com.

$3,350

 

96% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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  • Olu saleem

    $30

  • Whittley

    $50

  • Batman

    $10

  • marines loves the kids

    $30

  • Lala

    $30

  • Kisha

    $50

  • Jennessa Tate

    $30

  • Johnnie & Theresa Newsom

    $30

  • Dr. Ayanna Abrams; Ascension Behavioral Health, LLC

    $100

  • Damon Williams

    $50

  • Moni G

    $25

  • Keesha Lillie

    $10

  • Tam

    $150

  • Leslie S. Wells

    $20

  • EKilla ;)

     

  • James Wade

     

  • kisha G

    $10

  • Megan Rowls

    $30

  • Katelyn

    $20

  • Ricky B.

    $30

  • Davis Family

     

  • Brandon & Jennifer Riley

    $30

  • Brickney

    $100

  • ColDKash

    $100

  • Erika Glasgow

    $30

  • Teshona

    $50

  • Jay Productions

    $30

  • Tanisha

    $60

  • Carson

    $60

  • David E.

    $30

  • KAT SHUMATE

    $25

  • Titilayo

    $30

  • back to school driv5

    $25

  • Tara

    $50

  • Marilynn

    $30

  • Kathleen Fueston

    $30

  • Ike

    $40

  • Shavon & CJ

    $60

  • Ms. Oedies

    $30

  • Chynika & Derrick Anderson

    $30

  • Jeffery and LaToya Moore

    $60

  • Tasha

    $30

  • Sean Holloway

    $30

  • Takeya Wall

    $30

  • Doc & Rikki Harris

    $50

  • Jem Peddie

     

  • Vince Carter

     

  • Danesha

     

  • AJIA BRADEN

    $30

  • Cam Mitchell

    $20

  • Anthony Feliciano

    $20

  • ShotByJeff

    $20

  • Alan Foster

    $50

  • Darion Hall

    $30

  • Megan

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shelby and Aiden

    $15

  • Erika and Quintin "Six" Saffold

    $50

  • Jeremy Forrest

    $30

  • Saira, Andrew & Angelica

    $30

  • Marie Bogetti Baker

    $30

  • Jasmine Jackson on behalf of Whispers From A Women's Heart Non-Profit

    $50

  • Angelica Weary

    $30

  • Horace Daniel

    $30

  • Kawyanda "KP" Prather

    $30

  • Albanie Bolton

    $30

  • Ashley Jones

     

  • Margarita Drumgoole

    $30

  • Donald Jarmond

    $30

  • DC Crowley

    $50

  • Khadijah Aleem

     

  • Lo

     

  • Kamara Harper

    $20

  • Naheerah King

     

  • Tiff

    $30

  • Nikki Thompson

    $30

  • Devon Irven

    $30

  • Charisse Hobson

     

  • DeAnna Abbott

    $30

  • Nakedra Gavin

    $60

  • Luca and David

    $50

  • Carol Buress

    $60

  • Shabazz Family

    $150

  • Miguel Cole

    $30

  • Thomas Knight

    $25

  • WhatDoYouNeedAGymFor Fitness,LLC.

     

  • A. Harris

     

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Organized by

Brickney Frierson

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

A. Harris

A. Harris

3 years ago

WhatDoYouNeedAGymFor Fitness,LLC.

WhatDoYouNeedAGymFor Fitness,LLC.

Fitness and Education go Hand and Hand!!! 3 years ago

Thomas Knight

Thomas Knight

DONATION: $25

Movers & Pacers crew 3 years ago

Miguel Cole

Miguel Cole

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Shabazz Family

Shabazz Family

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Carol Buress

Carol Buress

DONATION: $60

Sounds like a wonderful cause! Best of luck in reaching your goal! 3 years ago

Luca and David

Luca and David

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Nakedra Gavin

Nakedra Gavin

DONATION: $60

3 years ago

DeAnna Abbott

DeAnna Abbott

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Charisse Hobson

Charisse Hobson

Keep up the good work Brick! 3 years ago

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