Donate School Supplies to Bronx Youth!


From our friends at The Bronx Museum:

Donate supplies to Bronx youth!

This summer The Gift to Empower is collecting supplies from June 1st to August 1st to be distributed directly to children during Boogie on the Boulevard (a summer festival that will close the main road on the Grand Concourse to vehicular traffic from 165th-167th Streets) on August 17th from 10am to 2pm. Support local Bronx students by giving them the tools to succeed in the 2014-15 school year.

Drop off locations:

The Bronx Museum of the Arts – 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY  (718) 681-6000

El Fogon – 989 Home Street, Bronx, NY

Andrew Freedman Home – 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY (718) 293-8100

About The Gift to Empower:
Flora Montes started a school supply drive six years ago, partnering with other organizations such as: Urban Voices Heard, El Grito De Poetas, LatinosNYC, The Bronx Museum of the Arts as well as John Chance Acevedo and Peggy Robles Alvarado. Through the drive over 2000 children have received school supplies and information about resources and programs geared towards families and children in the Bronx. The drive was born from a desire and need to honor her daughter Vanessa Christine, who passed away shortly after birth. According to Ms. Montes, “it is not solely about giving a pen or pencil, it is about empowering children through education giving them the knowledge and resources they need in order to have the ability to be whatever they dream to be while overcoming the adversities life at times gives them.”

Please call (203) 893-5553 for more information and if you want to donate or volunteer.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.