G.I.D.E's Back-2-School Giveaway

G.I.D.E's Back-2-School Giveaway

From Yaz Alston

G.I.D.E's Back-2-School Giveaway in honor of Alana Alston.

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Update #7

about 4 years ago

As the fundraiser comes to an end in just a few hours.. I want to take the time to say thank you to each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart. We have successfully raised over $1800 for this event (monetary donations, raffle, school supply donations).

We have over 100 bookbags to be distributed on this Saturday, August 26th. Each of the bookbags have been filled with pens, paper, composition books, notebooks, binder, pencils, colored pencils, erasers, folders, and glue. The bookbags for the older kids also include pencil sharpeners, rulers, index cards and highlighters.

All remaining school supply items will be donated to the GIDE program for use throughout the school year.

Again, thank you for you contribution and support, we hope to see you at the event. #suitevida

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In October 2013, my sister Alana Alston passed away from complications of her last surgical procedure. Alana was 22 at the time. The year prior Alana fell ill with necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria disease) which she underwent 15+ operations to fight the disease. The last operation which was done in September 2013 was to completely reverse the temporary placement of a colostomy which was needed during her illness in 2012. 

Since Alana's passing we have been looking for a way to keep her spirit alive so that her name, brand and legacy may live on. Starting this year we will begin investing in one of her greatest joys --the children of the community. Since Alana is not physically here with us at this time, we feel it is needed to keep her giving and loving spirit alive through these events!

Donations given will be used to purchase school supplies, prizes and food for this event. This event will also feature special guests from the community.

We ask that you join with us in donating to make this event possible. Monetary donations can be made via this page. For donations of supplies, food, time, and service please contact me at 919-817-0538. 

The event will be held at 14th Street Recreation Center-- 2020 E 14th Street in Winston Salem, NC.

A special thank you is extended to every one for taking the time to view this page.

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Yaz Alston posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Update #7

As the fundraiser comes to an end in just a few hours.. I want to take the time to say thank you to each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart. We have successfully raised over $1800 for this event (monetary donations, raffle, school supply donations).

We have over 100 bookbags to be distributed on this Saturday, August 26th. Each of the bookbags have been filled with pens, paper, composition books, notebooks, binder, pencils, colored pencils, erasers, folders, and glue. The bookbags for the older kids also include pencil sharpeners, rulers, index cards and highlighters.

All remaining school supply items will be donated to the GIDE program for use throughout the school year.

Again, thank you for you contribution and support, we hope to see you at the event. #suitevida

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Yaz Alston posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Update #6

17 days until the event, 14 days remaining to make monetary donations here online and to purchase raffle tickets.. great progress has been made but there's still more progress to be made! #suitevida

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Yaz Alston posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Update #5

2 pocket folders are in!

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Update #3

no matter where we are, we are working on this event!

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no matter where we are, we are working on this event!

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Yaz Alston posted a new update:
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Update #1

Guys we have made great progress! With monetary donations, school supply donations and volunteers. 23 days away, hope to see you there.

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Update #2

Guys we have made great progress! With monetary donations, school supply donations and volunteers. 23 days away, hope to see you there.

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