Saturday, August 13, 2016 black business owners in Wilmington, DE partnered to host an annual Backpack giveaway. This is the 2nd year Cherne’ Altovise and Bobbi Rhian’s Executive Lounge came together to host the event. Last year’s event was hosted at Brown’s Boys and Girls Club. The day’s festivities included 185 backpacks filled with supplies and goodies given away to neighborhood children. Boys were given free haircuts between 12pm and 3pm. A double dutch contest was held, face-painting, and water balloon fights and so much more was available for the kids. Major sponsors who provided food included Wawa, who donated hoagies and juices, Jimmy John’s, Dairy Queen, who gave out free ice cream cone certificates in backpacks and volunteers that barbecued on the grill. Each year gets better and better and more children are ready for school because they have the supplies they need!
Covered by Javai Green & Queen