By Dylan Deprey
While Milwaukee’s youth are scrambling to savor the last week of summer vacation, parents are preparing to send them back stocked for the year. Some families can manage to gather everything on the school supplies list, while others are left deciding between bills or a new backpack. For those that need a little assistance and maybe a push to get their kids excited for school, a local black owned organization is back to send the kids off in style.
Community Huddle is hosting its Annual Back to School Giveaway at the Lincoln Park Pavilion (1301 W. Hampton Ave.) on Sunday, Aug. 11 from Noon to 2 p.m.
Min. Byron Marshall Jr., Community Huddle founder, said along with giving away 100 backpacks, students would be entered in several raffles to get them excited about heading back to class.
“I know Fortnite is hot right now with the kids, so we have some Fortnite and LOL backpacks,” Marshall Jr. said. “We’re also giving the first 25 students who show up, two Brewers tickets for the Padres game on Aug. 24.”
Community Huddle is a local non-profit organization focused on uplifting children and youth, and promoting peace and positivity in the community. Marshall Jr. said the organization was based around education, mentoring youth and building civic awareness and involvement in the community.
Along with school supplies and raffle opportunities, like a $250 ROSS shopping spree, students can munch on free food while listening to Core DJ Sherman and a performance by recording artist, Tiffany Terry.
“When kids in underserved communities head back to school, they face insecurities when they’re not as prepared, and that’s why we’re here,” Marshall Jr. said.
Event sponsors include Walmart, Target, Meijer, Costco, Ross, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Public Museum and Discovery World.
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