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Like it or not back-to-school is fast approaching. And that means a long list of things to do to get ready for a new school year. A big thing on everyone’s list is school supplies. But not everyone has the luxury of being able to afford everything on that class list. Luckily for the community entertainment company, Social Currency Enterprises is hosting a back-to-school supply drive.

The event and a corresponding and lock-in will take place on Monday, August 16 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at Tattooz and Booz at 505 E. 6th Street. The event is spearheaded by Daud ‘King’ Carter and John ‘Sport E. Odie’ Adams and event sponsor Presidential Movement Entertainment and Kenneth Williams Catering.  Members of the community are encouraged to drop off school supplies during the 12-hour shift. The group will additionally host a student movie night on Tuesday, August 17 where the donated items will be distributed.

“At Social Currency Enterprises, we’re all about development,” said Daud ‘King’ Carter, CEO of Social Currency Enterprises. “That development also includes members of our community, especially those students who are returning to school for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. For a community that has given so much to us, we are proud to give back in a way that can help shape our future.”

Those interested in donating items may drop off book bags, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, pencils, glue, markers, crayons, pencil boxes, and other school supplies during the lock-in event. Donations can be dropped off at Tattooz and Booz on Monday. Students will receive the school supplies at the “Schmoooovie School Supply Giveaway”. Additionally, the event will include special screenings of “Space Jam” and “Fast and Furious 9” at AMC Concord Mills. This will take place Tuesday, August 17 beginning at 2 p.m. COVID-19 protocols including masks will be observed.

“We are looking forward to hosting a back-to-school supply drive that incorporates both the community and students in a fun, meaningful way,” said John ‘Sport E. Odie’ Adams.  “As we prepare to enter this new normal for our children, we want them to feel encouraged and supported, and we believe this is a great way to do that.”

We are grateful to live in a community playing host to this back-to-school supply drive. Please donate if you are able!