Restore Community Development Corporation, Inc.

 

Back to School Block Party


Fayetteville, AR--- (Saturday) July 30, 2011: Restore Community Development Corporation (RCDC) partnered with Tyson to kickoff the upcoming school year by hosting the 10th Annual Back to School Block Party. The event that benefits underserved residents of S. Fayetteville by providing backpacks full of school supplies, health and beauty services was held in Tyson's parking lot at 2231 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. from 3pm-6pm. The venue provided more visibility and space for the event, which accommodated approximately 1,200 participants.

Participants were entertained as they awaited distribution of backpacks, haircuts, and exams by engaging in games, rides, a karate demonstration, music, food, free hair care products and clothing giveaways.

RCDC provided a variety of services to the people of S. Fayetteville. Local licensed doctors, nurses, barbers, and stylists volunteered their time at the event. Doctors and nurses provided 70 free physicals, hearing and vision exams to children. Barbers and stylists provided 125 haircuts and hair styles for the children. The Community Clinic and Fayetteville Public Library had representatives on site to sign children up for ARKids 1st health insurance and library cards. Fayetteville School District representatives provided some parent-teacher training information for parents. RCDC presented $500 scholarships and one technology scholarship (laptop) to college-bound seniors. To conclude the event, RCDC distributed 650 backpacks (340 elementary; 175 middle school; & 135 high school).

The event was a success! RCDC thanks all the sponsors and volunteers that donated their time and resources to give back to the community where they live, work, and play.


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