MODA Floors & Interiors is serving as a drop-off point for Agape Community Center’s annual campaign to collect and distribute 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for children of all ages in economically challenged neighborhoods. The drive runs through July 25.
“Getting children off to a great start each year helps poise them for academic achievement,” said Dean Howell, president of MODA Floors & Interiors, which is located at 1417 Chattahoochee Ave. “We are proud to partner with the Agape Community Center on this important community endeavor.”
MODA encourage neighborhoods, companies, churches, civic groups and individuals to participate in The Great Backpack Giveaway by donating backpacks or much-needed school supplies.
“On backpack distribution day families begin lining up at 7 a.m. for a 10 a.m. distribution,” said Agape Executive Director Nell Benn. “The length of the line and amount of time parents are willing to wait to receive a backpack for their kids is an unfortunate, but powerful testimonial to what many Atlanta families are experiencing financially.”
You also may drop off backpacks and supplies at Agape Community Center, located at 2353 Bolton Road.
Agape is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides academic-based afterschool programming, day programming for seniors and disabled adults, family emergency assistance, ESOL in schools and athletic-based health and wellness enrichment camps for girls and boys during the summer.
For more information, go to www.agapecc.org or call 404.367.3943.