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From One Underprivileged Parent to Another – Blessings In a Bookbag …

Aug 17, 2014

From One Underprivileged Parent to Another: Doors of Success Foundation in Partnership with Molina Healthcare Present:

‘Blessings In A Bookbag’

A Free Community Health Fair Fun Festival  ~ Back-to-School Giveaway

BlessingsInABookbag(LQ)On Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11 AM until 2 PM, in partnership with Molina Healthcare, Doors of Success Foundation (DOSF) will host their annual free back-to-school giveaway and community health fair fun festival.

Held in the parking lot of Fountain of Truth Center, located at 9801 Chalmers in Detroit, MI, DOSF will serve 400 underprivileged families by providing free bookbags filled with school supplies and hygiene products. In addition, on-site vendors will provide free services for eye exams, dental hygiene, diabetes testing, basic health screenings, math and art activities, food donations and much more.

According to the American Community Survey (ACS; 2008 – 2012), the 48213 zip code in which DOSF’s giveaway, fair and festival will be held – over 40% of the population reside in poverty.

Supporting sponsors: CLAW Logistics, Fountain of Truth C.C., Detroit Medical Center, Body Armor, National Student Dental Association, American Red Cross, Buffalo Wild Wings, Goodson Steemer, Lending A Helping Hand Or 2, The Ultimate Carnival, Artist Venue and Snobb Boutique are assisting DOSF with their goal to ensure that students are equipped with the basic necessities for back-to-school: health screenings, food, basic school supplies, additional community resources and parent informationals.

DOSF’s Founder, Shalamar Guerrant was once considered an underprivileged parent. Though she endured hardship, with assistance and proper guidance, she eventually prevailed with the determination to succeed; hence the birth of Doors of Success Foundation.

DOSF’s mission is to provide resources to the community that encourage growth and development. DOSF’s focus is on families and youth facing challenging obstacles that prevent them from attaining basic living necessities and a quality education.

DOSF empowers and rebuilds communities through food service donations, clothing assistance, low-income housing resources, employment assistance and youth mentorship.

For more information regarding the event, becoming a sponsor and/or vendor, or for more information on the Foundation, please contact Shalamar Guerrant at (313) 300-5822 or visit the website at www.doorsofsuccessfoundation.org.

 

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