2021 BACK 2 SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS FOR OUR KIDS FOUNDATION completed the first statewide back-to-school tour events covering three towns. We gave out just over 1,100 backpacks with donated school supplies, 7,000 masks, hand sanitizers, 500, learning games for children ages 3-5 years old, ten raffle prizes per city and town. We gave 15, 000 pounds of Perdue oven roaster chickens to families in Bloomfield, Hartford, and New Haven. The chicken was given to churches, homeless shelters, seniors, and the sick and shut in. A very special thanks to Connecticut State Police, Connecticut Emergency Management for the Department of Homeland Security, and the Connecticut Army National Guard for helping us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Your support and help were vital and we are so very grateful to you through each experience. In Bloomfield, we served 300 children and families. In Hartford, we served 300 children and families at the event and into the community. In Hartford, we went into the Streets of Hartford to give families the remaining frozen chickens. In New Haven, nearly 400 children and families trickled onto and out of the New Haven Green. Nearly 100 were given in the evening time to the "Behavior" Ashmun Street Family and a few backpacks were given to Diane Brown of the Stetson, Branch Manager, Stetson Library to give to families. We secured and raffled off the following prizes for children and families:

  • 6-Cuisinart Griddlers

  • Portable Bluetooth Speaker

  • Foxwoods Resorts & Casino Weekend Get Away

  • Airline Tickets and Hotel Accommodations

  • Las Vegas Getaway

  • 7-Night Resort Getaway

  • 2-Night 3* Hotel Getaway

  • Yale Bookstore Gift Basket,

  • And more...

Truly, this was a fun experience for the children and families. We could not have done any of this without ALL OF YOU! We appreciate your support, from the major to the minutest form. We salute and honor you. We thank your gift of time.

  • Perdue Chicken, National Sponsor, Jim Perdue

  • Lakeshore Learning, Inc., National Education Student/Teacher Supply Sponsor, Bo Kaplan

  • Bob & Amy Stefanowski

  • WTNH New Channel 8, Rich Graziano

  • Wade's Dairy, Doug Wade

  • Connecticut Food Bank/Food Share

  • Staples

  • Duncaster, Bloomfield - Kelly Smith Papa

  • The Voices of Women of Color, Janice Flemming - Entertainment Sponsors

  • Jennifer Amara, OTIS

  • COSTCO

  • Blue Hills Fire District & The Commissioners

  • Yale University

  • Howard K. Hill Funeral Services - Howard K. Hill

  • J-Hop - Jesse Hardy

  • The Golub Price Chopper Foundation

  • The Associated

  • Wheeler Clinic

  • Big Y

  • BJs

  • WYBC 94.3 FM

  • Fantastic Foods

  • LB Tents

  • Brian McEnroe

  • Vaughn Sinquefield

  • Young Entertainment, Joe Young

  • Curtis and Sheila Robinson Foundation

  • Roberta Hoskie

  • Willie Broadie

  • Alpha Graphics

  • Femi Bogle-Assegai

  • Tyco Printing

  • Exclusive Linez

  • WOW, Inc.

  • Mayor Suzette DeBeatham-Brown, Town of Bloomfield

  • Mayor Luke Bronin, City of Hartford

  • Connecticut National Guard

  • Connecticut State Police

  • New Haven Fire Department, Chief John Alston

  • Connecticut Emergency Management System Department of Homeland Security

  • Foxwoods Resorts & Casinos

  • New Haven Police Department

  • Connecticut Department of Agriculture

  • U-Haul

  • Omni Hotel

  • Splazzy Face

  • R.O.C.C.

  • For Us, Inc.

  • TGIF, Fridays'

  • Blue Hills Civic Association

  • Diane Brown, Stetson Public Library

  • Nay Boogie Cakes

  • Cheryl Craddock

  • Shawnee Rochester

  • John Blackshear

  • Criss Williams

  • Greg Hannan

  • Karol Jimenez

  • Andrea Sanders,

  • Alderman Steve Winters

  • KMAD

  • Sonya Gilliam, New Haven Fire Department

  • Sean Reeves, Sr.

SPECIAL THANKS AND SHOUT OUTS TO: LOYALTIE GREEN, - SOS4OKs, JR. AMBASSADORS LANIYA DAVIS, - SOS4OKs, JR. AMBASSADORS I.L.A. VISIONS THE D-BLOCK JUDO RABADI SHEEK LOUCH TONY MOXBERG TECHNICIAN, THE DJ ACTOR CHASE W. DILLON, CO-STAR OF THE 11 EMMY AWARDS NOMINATED UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MINISERIES, BLOOMFIELD DJ BUCK - HOT 93.7 DJ BIG MANN -HOT 93.7 DJ ENIGMA DJ FUNK MASTER P

8 views0 comments