Charlottesville Church to Give Out School Supplies

August 16, 2013

One church in Charlottesville is holding a back-to-school bash to help get area kids ready for their return to the classroom.

On Saturday afternoon, Mount Zion African Baptist Church will be giving out free haircuts and school supplies to kids at the pavilion on the Downtown Mall.

They're hoping to give away 1,500 backpacks, but they are still in need of more donations.

Organizers say the event is all about teaching the value of education.

"It lets them know that the community is concerned about their success in school, and wherever there is a community that shows concern and interest in a child, it's well-spent energy, it's a good effort," says Pastor Alvin Edwards. "It just says to them, we want you to be successful, because we value education."

The back-to-school bash is tomorrow, August 17, from 2 PM to 5 PM.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 219959691 -
Gray Television, Inc.