Back to School Drive with Boogie on the Boulevard

Sunday, August 17

11:00 am (while supplies last)

On the Grand Concourse

Support local Bronx students by giving them the tools to succeed in the 2014-15 school year. This summer The Gift to Empower is collecting supplies from June 1st to August 15th to be distributed directly to children during Boogie on the Boulevard (a summer festival that will close the main road on the Grand Concourse to vehicular traffic from 165th-167th Streets) on August 17th from 10am to 2pm. Supplies will be distributed on the Grand Concourse between 165th and 166th streets on a first-come, first-served basis from 11amuntil supplies run out.

To donate supplies drop them off at any of the following locations:

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th street)
Bronx, NY 10456

El Fogon
989 Home Street (corner of Vyse Ave)
Bronx, NY 10459

Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452

THE FIRST 150 PEOPLE TO PRE-REGISTER (click here) CAN PICK UP THEIR SUPPLIES FROM 10AM TO 11AM ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 17TH ON THE GRAND CONCOURSE BETWEEN 165TH AND 166TH STREETS.

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About The Gift to Empower:

Flora Montes started a school supply drive six years ago, partnering with other organizations such as: Urban Voices Heard, El Grito De Poetas, LatinosNYC, The Bronx Museum of the Arts as well as John Chance Acevedo and Peggy Robles Alvarado. Through the drive over 2000 children have received school supplies and information about resources and programs geared towards families and children in the Bronx. The drive was born from a desire and need to honor her daughter Vanessa Christine, who passed away shortly after birth. According to Ms. Montes, “it is not solely about giving a pen or pencil, it is about empowering children through education giving them the knowledge and resources they need in order to have the ability to be whatever they dream to be while overcoming the adversities life at times gives them.”

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This back to school drive is happening in conjunction with Boogie on the Boulevard. It will take place on the Grand Concourse from 11 am until supplies run out.

SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED

Come for the books, stay for the Boogie!!

For more information about Boogie on the Boulevard click here.

 

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