Recently I had a meeting with Baskin Robbins Shreveport/Bossier marketing manager, store manager and all around guru Brittany Jones and her passion for helping local schools was enlightening.Some local school children don't get off on the right foot by having the supplies that they need and it can make learning harder. She wanted to do something to make a difference so she has added some things to their annual Back to School night. In addition to a fun night of games, giveaways and ice cream they will have a fundraiser. Local schools are invited to come out and the the most represented local school will win the proceeds from the night (percentage per fundraiser)! Invite staff, families and friends to come have fun and enjoy ice cream all to help their school. There is one for each parish:
If you can't make it then be sure to make a donation online to help local schools and make a difference in kids lives.
I asked Brittany why she wanted to do this and here is what she said:
It came to my attention recently that a lot of kids who go to Level one schools here in Shreveport tend to start their year off without everything they need for the upcoming school year. And it has been heavy on my heart to start this fundraiser and have Baskin-Robbins host fundraiser nights so that everyone could get off on a great acedemic start. I have been thinking about doing this for sometime now and wanted to find a way to get it out there. Then one day I was on Facebook and I saw that you create a fundraiser for anything your looking to fund. Well, after some research and the right place at the right time moments, I was able to orchestrate something that I know will exceed my expectations. This fundraiser is going to provide backpacks and supplies to student and some teachers in Title 1 schools. I want people to see that all schools are not the same and that some need more help than others. To be able to make something like that happen and see the smiles on their faces will be worth more to me than anything I could possibly imagine. The fundraiser is set for $3,000.00, but I'm hoping that once word gets out and news spread we will exceed that and accomplish so much.
On a personal note, while our school has a few low income children I would love to support the schools that need it the most so if you don't go to a school that may need the help perhaps help a fellow school, maybe a Title 1 by representing them and helping buy supplies.
I look forward to seeing you there and having some fun while making a difference.