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The 6300 Germantown Business Alliance and the Historic Concord School House to hold Back-to-School Giveaway

Posted on: August 14, 2013

Who:  6300 Germantown Business Alliance, & the Historic Concord School House

What: The 6300 Germantown Business Alliance and the Historic Concord School House will hold a Back-to-School giveaway for school supplies for the first 150 students, accompanied by their parents/guardians, who come to the School House.

When:  Saturday August 17th from 10am to until the backpacks are gone (last year by noon).

Where:  The Concord Schoolhouse, 6309 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144

This is the fourth year that the 6300 Germantown Business Alliance and the Historic Concord School House will give away school supplies to local children. This year’s event continues to garner more community support than in the past years. In the past the event was completely funded by the 6300 Germantown Business Alliance, the Concord School House, and individual business owners on that block. There has been such a strong response and desire for more supplies that this year businesses from the greater area were approached to Co-Sponsor the event, and they have been very supportive.

Additional 2013 Co-sponsors include: Elfant-Wissahickon Realtors/The Neil Kugelman Team,  Trolley Car Diner, and Historic Germantown.

With the combination of such wide support, 150 local children will be supplied with backpacks loaded with pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, notebooks, crayons, folders, and calculators. Children wishing to receive a backpack must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children must be present to receive a backpack. Please note, all supplies will be given on a first come, first serve basis, and we hope that we will give away all 150 backpacks well before 12 pm. Also the Concord School House will be open for tours.

Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ office was very supportive of the 2012 event. Chief of Staff Rosa Woods, and Constituent Service Liaison Brandon Vaughan both helped assemble the backpacks on Friday evening before the event. On Saturday both Theresa D. Brunson, Esq., Director Of Legislation and Darlene Boykin, Scheduler and Special Assistant gave many hours towards directing the crowds of families to the supplies and tours of the school house.  Kyasha Tyson, Legislative Assistant to State Representative Cherelle Parker provided Voter ID information for the visiting parents.