Oh the Places You'll Go--School Supply Drive
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
New Orleans, LA
Dear Perspective Donor ,
I am Alaina Banks, CEO of reINVENT ENTERPRIES, INC an image concierge agency devoted to making a difference in the community. We are currently preparing for our 1st annual school supply drive, “Oh the Places You’ll Go”, to provide assistance to disenfranchised youth in the Greater New Orleans Area. Several parishes in the area, house over 35% of poverty stricken families with elementary aged children. A staggering 61% of children in Orleans Parish are income-eligible for federal nutrition programs, such as free or reduced lunch (feedingamerica.org). With continual budget cuts and lack of funding, many teachers are too struggling with the out of pocket expense of providing the basic necessities needed for their classrooms. It is because of these inadequacies a large portion of our youth are at risk of starting the upcoming school year unequipped with the proper tools needed to succeed.
I am writing today, to encourage you to join in our efforts to provide school supplies and essentials to the youth of our community. This act of kindness will not only provide encouragement, but also provide ease of mind to in-need families who will have pride in sending their child to school prepared. This year we have set a goal to fill 26 book bags with school supplies for youth ages 4-12. All bags will benefit the Kingsley House after school program in support of their mission to educate children, strengthen family and build community.
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reINVENT ENTERPRISES, INC.
reINVENT is an image concierge agency that empowers women and girls to strive for lives of style, substance and success. Founded in September 2011, the organization serves as an advocate for community by promoting positive imagery of "real" women in the community. With both a spritual & mindful connection to butterflies, it is their mission to fill the world with girls and women who are both successful from the inside to the out.