Did you know that it can cost on average $50.00 to $75.00 to equip one student with the needed school supplies to start each school year from grades K through 12? And by mid-school year, an additional $35.00 is needed to supply that same student through the remainder of the school year?
On Saturday, August 3 at Drexel Park, The City of Valdosta Neighborhood Development along with representatives from other local organizations is hosting the Second Annual Valdosta/Lowndes County Back to School Community Block Party. Last year we were able to raise about $30,000.00 and serve over 1000 students. We want to continue to set the bar high by striving to raise $100,000.00 in order to provide back to school supplies for all our students in Lowndes County, GA.
Accomplishing this goal will help us better serve students. For we know the struggles many of our fellow citizens face each year when it is time to send our students back to class. So, in response to the many community based organizations who yearly present back to school events, we have all come together to not only present one community back to school event for both school districts, but for each and every student in Lowndes County!!! This is a huge undertaking, but we feel more students will be assisted by coming together to coordinate one community event.
We hope you’re able to contribute, and we appreciate your continued support and involvement in enriching the education of our students. Would you consider supporting this event by making a monetary donation and/or in-kind contribution to help us school supplies for the upcoming year?
To make a contribution, simply select your preference on the attached document, and include your gift amount made payable as noted below. You may send by mail or hand-deliver your donation. Many thanks in advance for your sponsorship! We look forward to seeing you at The 2019 Valdosta/Lowndes County Back to School Community Block Party!!!
We ask all donations be made out to “The City of Valdosta” and sent to:
Neighborhood Development Division
300 North Lee Street, Room 206
Valdosta, Georgia 31603