by Katie Delp
Parents rejoice! Teenagers groan. And kids can’t sleep the night before. School is back in session in Atlanta!
And thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors, students in South Atlanta started the school year with chic backpacks loaded with school essentials. Over 100 families came into the Carver Neighborhood Market in the days leading up to school to purchase their school supplies.
Families were able to purchase backpacks at reduced cost, allowing parents the opportunity to provide for their children with dignity. As an added bonus, we even watched as older students bought backpacks with their own hard-earned money.
We couldn’t pull off our Back to School drive without our fantastic partners! Special thanks to our backpack providers: Christian Church Buckhead, For the Kid in Us, Crossroads Presbyterian Church, and All Souls Church.