Evergreen Mortuary teamed up with neighboring businesses in the Mackey Street South community to provide hundreds of students in that community with back to school items during its Second Annual Back to School Jamboree on Monday, August 23.
Managing Director of Evergreen Mortuary, Ms. Denelee Penn along Minute Muffler, Bertha’s Go Go Ribs, The Q Cub and Sheila’s Take Away provided hundreds of children with school supplies including school bags, books, geometry sets, pens, pencils, rulers and sharpeners, calculators, art brush and paint sets and glues. There was lots of exciting music and mouth-watering food.
“We realize that these are difficult times and decided to team up together with local businesses to give back to the community, as we realize that it’s the members of the community that support our businesses and have helped to make us the success that we are today. So its so nice just to give back,” said Ms. Penn.
Also on hand were representatives of several businesses including Mr. Ricardo Deveaux and Mr. Deon Deveaux both Managers of Minute Muffler along with Ms. Christina Sweeting, Operations Director of Bertha’s Go Go Ribs; Mr. Trevor Davis of the Q Club along with Ms. Sheila Greene of Sheila’s Take Away who were all delighted to play such a meaningful role in assisting the many youngsters who attended the Back to School Jamboree.
A number of parents on hand thanked the organizers of the event for making it a bit easier for their children to return to school for the opening of the new school year, saying that if it was not for Evergreen Mortuary and the local businesses they would not know what to do.