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Black August Back2School Drive and Cookout

This is Food, Clothing & Resistance Collective and Blackout: Generation Liberation's second annual #BlackAugust Back2School Drive and Cookout!

Last year we collected so many donated items that every child left with backpacks filled with supplies and khakis, and we STILL had more!

This year we need folks to continue the effort and donate school supplies!

This event is ALL AGES & FAMILY FRIENDLY! FREE grilled food, music and giveaways. Come thru and let's celebrate the babies and kids going to school! "It takes a village to raise a child," so let's try and be the best village we can be for our babies!

We will collect donated back to school items at #FeedThePeople on August 21st from 4pm-8pm however you can make drop offs of food for the grill or supplies at any time at the The Peace House DC from 9am-9pm. We also need volunteers to help cook and clean up!

For folks donating school supplies, if you'd like to sign up sheets for specific grade levels:
Grades K-3

Grades 4-8

Grades 9-12

A link to the school supply list by DCPS is in the doc already.

You can also make online contributions via Paypal:

For more info contact:
Sima Lee (202) 584-9231
Chris Burley (443)953-8096

Graphics by Sofia Elan

Earlier Event: July 23
July 23rd -Feed the People