“It’s imperative that the DMD continues to work with entities such as the CBA to support efforts that give back to the community. We are not only assisting Sacred Heart Parish in collecting much needed school supplies to children in the area but doing our part, with the help of sponsoring businesses, to liven up the El Centro Shopping District during Tax Free Weekend. The shops on the border bring an experience vastly different than any other in the country,” said Joe Gudenrath, DMD Executive Director.
In an effort to assist the church in collecting backpacks and school supplies for children in the historical community, the DMD and CBA have placed collection boxes at four (4) locations:
EPIC 510 N. Stanton
La Morena 315 E. Mills
Bar Fly 11335 Montwood
DMD Offices 201 E. Main Suite 107 (Chase building)
Donations for the drive will be accepted at these locations, from Monday, July, 18th through Friday, August 5th, 2016.
Sponsoring businesses Krystal Jeans and Starr Western Wear have helped to make this possible in addition to giving back to the community.
Starr Western Wear is donating 100 Levi’s school supply kits to be inserted in the first 100 backpacks collected.
The last day of the “Segundo Barrio Back to School Backpack Drive,” will also kick-off the “El Centro Back to School Fashion Show” and “Family Fun Day” the weekend of August 5, 6, and 7, 2016.
The DMD and CBA are hosting this series of Tax Free/Back to School programming to provide the public with an opportunity to enjoy food and entertainment in addition to retail discounts traditionally found during this weekend each year.