As part of their annual efforts to help the community during back-to-school season, That’s My Child rallied support from across Montgomery, AL for the “Backpack Block Party” event.
Local youth had the opportunity to receive a backpack, a haircut, and school supplies, all while enjoying a block party with live music and dance.
Charles Lee, founder of That’s My Child, said the organization provided 400 backpacks, and when more than 1,000 people showed up to the event, the community rallied together to ensure that every kid would have a backpack. In the end, 725 kids went home with backpacks and school supplies.
“It was an opportunity for the community to show the kids that they have your back,” Charles Lee said. “Everybody did a really good job coming together.”
Charles Lee remembers when back-to-school time was tough for him as a kid. He wants to make sure that all kids in his community have what they need to be successful at school, even if their families cannot afford the supplies.
Local supporters included the Montgomery Biscuits, 97.9 Jams, Alabama Power, Gump Jeep, and MetroPCS.