Organization gives back while teaching life lesson
Its back to school time here in the Crossroads and the third annual stop the bullying event, kicked off Newscenter 25’s David Gibson tells us all about it.
“Pete and i came up with this idea a few years ago, we thought we just wanted to do something good for the community,” tells Marcus Resendez, Organizer. So they started the non profit organization to provide a helping hand.
“So we’re stepping in and doing our part to give back to the community,” adds Shay Phillips, Organizer. To start they are supplying students with the all the things they need to start the new school year.
“The city comes together and we got everyone’s back, so dealing with the hurricane and the losses we have taken, hey tell you what we all come together so you don’t have to worry about the school supplies like the backpacks, the haircuts. We are here to help you take care of that,” declares Pete Dolla Sign, Organizer. While giving backpacks away and cutting hair, SND helping hand is also teaching students a valuable lifelong lesson.
“The theme of our event is stop the bullying and the violence, so at the same time we are providing these essential tools to get these kids back in school, we are encouraging the kids to be kind to one another, stop the bullying, stop the violence and help spread the word of anti bullying and anti violence,” exclaims Phillips. Organizers says its a blessing to help these students get off to a good start and help their families.
“its amazing to see all these kids here with smiles on there faces,” smiles Phillips.
“at the end of the day its all about the youth that’s it,” tells Resendez.
“we build a lot of relationships with these kids and their families after each one of these events so lets do bigger and better every year,” adds Pete Dolla Sign. SND Helping Hand tells me they gave away 1500 backpacks to students.