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Laveen Village Voice: Backpack drive gets 50 donations

Backpack drive in Laveen Village
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AZ Media Maven, Comfy Pets of AZ, Dollar Storage and Kathy Does Kake shared a booth. The goodie bags included candy and pencils from Dollar Storage. Kathy Does Kake donated delicious brownies. Comfy Pets and Turf Realty donated bottles of water and ice. AZ Media Maven helped with publicity and distributing the flyers announcing the event. Flyers were designed and donated by Cesar’s Graphics.

 

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DJ Ant and Big Boiz Entertainment supplied music, announcements and entertainment during the event.

About a dozen local businesses donated time and services to Laveen’s first Back to School Backpack Drive and Family Fun Night on July 26 at the Laveen Education Center.

Participants at the event received certificates for free haircuts for children ages 5-12 with the donation of a new backpack.  There was a free bounce house, live music, free water and free snacks.

About 50 backpacks were donated and will be distributed by the Laveen Elementary School District to needy children. Families came with blankets and chairs and stayed for while, enjoying free water and snacks while the children got temporary tattoos, danced and bounced.

About 50 backpacks were donated and will be distributed by the Laveen Elementary School District officials to needy children during the first weeks of school.

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A Child’s Joy supplied the bounce house that entertained dozens of children at the first Back to School Backpack Drive and Family Fun Night. Goodie bags also included Scooptacular coupons that were given to all children attending.
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Eleanor Palmer, owner at Ellaments Salon, provided coupons for free haircuts for school age kids and with several volunteers created temporary tattoos for the children.

Sponsoring businesses included: A Child’s Joy, Cesar’s Graphics, Comfy Pets of AZ, DJ Ant with Big Boiz Entertainment, Dollar Storage, Ellaments Salon, Kathy Does Kake, Scooptacular and Turf Realty.

 

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