RICHMOND, VA – Radio One Richmond is joining forces with Anthem HealthKeepers Plus for its annual “Prep for Success” back-to-school supply giveaway in an effort to help jump-start the students’ upcoming school year.
This year’s school supply giveaway will be a drive-thru style event set for this Saturday, August 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Anthem Parking Lot located at 2015 Staples Mill Road in Richmond, VA.
“We typically have a huge event to get area students prepared to go back to school,” said Jasmine Snead, Marketing Director Radio One Richmond, “but COVID-19 will not allow that style of event, therefore, we came up with this drive-thru distribution to prioritize safety and continue our commitment to send students off into the year prepared!”
Radio One Richmond will provide 500 bags of school supplies for school-aged kids. There will also be community organizations on site giving away toiletries and food.
This is a first come, first served, 100% contactless event and masks are mandatory for all who enter the drive-thru distribution line.
Radio One Richmond’s staff, vendors and volunteers will be wearing the proper personal protective equipment to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students and families.
Over the last decade, Radio One Richmond with the assistance of our community partners, has given away nearly 10,000 backpacks to local youth in Richmond and the surrounding counties.
“At Anthem, we understand the vital role that education plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and we want to ensure that local students have the materials they need to start the school year off right,” said Jennie Reynolds, President of Anthem HealthKeepers Plus. “As families continue to deal with the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, Anthem remains committed to supporting our communities and we’re proud to be partnering with Radio One Richmond on this initiative to help Virginians during these unsettling times.”