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Back to School with a Bag seeking your help in raising funds to purchase 200, book bags by August 1st. Please join u

"Back to School with a Bag" is now partnered with "Dignity U Wear" making the success of this event even more important.

Dignity U Wear was founded in Jacksonville, Fl in April 2000, to create real change in the lives of children and adults in need; change that restores hope and self-esteem. Change you can see. To date
In Northeast Florida, Dignity U Wear has distributed
1.5 million pieces of brand new clothing
valued at $25.9 million; and
has reached 126,000 children and families in need

Through "BTSWAB, we seek to provide brand new book bags for kids in need in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
Our goal is 200 bags by August 1st. These bags will be donated to Dignity U Wear for distribution and to ensure that they reach those in the most need. Many of the families they assist are living in homeless shelters with limited income and resources. So through no fault of their own, they begin school without the supplies they need. With your help, we can change that. When a child feels like he/she is on equal footing with their peers, it helps to build their confidence and raises their self esteem, which makes for a better student in the classroom.
We encourage you to join us in this effort, and we offer 4 ways for you to get involved:
1)a $10 donation, which is the average cost of this type
of book bag.
2) purchase the bag and donate it;
3) donate at least $10 worth of school supplies; paper, pens, pencils, tablets, hand sanitizer, tissues..etc
All of these items are used in the classroom for the benefit of the students. or
4) Donate what you can. Often there are times when you want to help, but the amount requested is more than you can give. Here we say give what you can, no amount is too large or too small

If you choose to send us a check directly make it payable to: JAACAF,LLC and in the memo on the check or money order write" BTSWAB" (back to school with a bag) and mail to P.O. Box 12563
Jacksonville, Fl. 32209
If you have any questions, please call us at (904) 228-5672. If there is no answer,please leave a message and someone will return the call.

Thank you for your time and donations.
Anna Matthews, Event Coordinator
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