Growing up, Tanella Boykin saw how hard it was for some of her classmates to afford purchasing school supplies when a new school year rolled around.
Even today, she says she is well aware of the struggles many parents face when given their child’s supply list and in an effort to help those parents and the community, she is holding a school supply giveaway Saturday.
“It was placed on my heart to do this,” Boykin explained. “I can still recall how hard it was for some parents to buy school supplies and how some would have to wait weeks, until they got their next pay check.”
Boykin says she has enough supplies for 50 kids, from kindergarten through 12th grade, to receive a book bag full of supplies. Inside each book bag, Boykin said there is paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons and more.
Through a generous donation from Jerris McPhail Enterprises and others, Boykin was able to pull enough resources to purchase the supplies.
“I want to help everyone I can,” she said. “If someone is in need, I want to help.”
The giveaway will be held Saturday at Boykin & Sons Car Wash on Lisbon Street from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., or while supplies last.
For more information or to contact Boykin, search “Lash Out with Tanella” on Facebook.
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