City of South Fulton officials are continuing their tradition of providing school supplies for local families, even as they prepare to resume classes virtually. Councilwoman Helen Zenobia Willis, Radio One Atlanta and a host of sponsors will hold a drive-thru Back-to-School Pull Up at Welcome All Park on Saturday, July 25.
“Students will receive a school supply kit containing pens, pencils, notebook paper, a pocket folder, and other essential school items, said Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis, district three, City of South Fulton. “We are partnering with Radio One to make sure families get the support they need as they get ready to return to school.”
The event is designed to be 100 percent contactless for the safety of the event organizers and the attendees.
“We want to distribute the school supplies safely,” said Chapin Payne, deputy director, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. “For the safety of our residents and staff, we are requiring families to stay within their vehicles; as our volunteers work to fill their trunk with items they need for the upcoming school year. It will help us limit contact as we all work to prevent the spread of coronavirus,” Payne added.
Volunteers will only distribute supplies to a parent or guardian if their children are inside of their vehicle. Families will also get the chance to register to vote, receive census information and hand sanitizer, while supplies last.
Welcome All Park is located at 4255 Will Lee Road in South Fulton. The event will take place from from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.