DTLR, a lifestyle retailer operating 240 stores, will provide school supplies, masks, hand sanitizer and even haircuts to over 4000 students through new States. The retailer will partner with local nonprofits for its “Dare to Live Right” community outreach program in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia to help children prepare for the next school year.
Donations will include:
- Thousands school supplies, including notebooks, pencils, files and more;
- 1,500 book bags;
- 1,600 uniforms;
- More … than 3000 masks and containers for hand sanitizer;
- Mental health awareness brochures for 12,000 families; and
- Hundreds haircuts.
Recognizing that children’s mental health is a critical concern, especially given the impact of COVID-19, DTLR is also working with local mental health professionals to distribute resource cards with helpful tips, web links and hotline numbers.
“Reaching out to community members in the areas we serve is a top priority for DTLR, and making sure students feel ready for the upcoming school year by supporting them with the necessary supplies and resources is very important. for us, ”said Tremayne Lipscomb, DTLR Director of Community Outreach in a statement. “Our goal is to help empower young people in our communities and give them the confidence, self-esteem and mental awareness they need to return to school.
In Washington, DC’s Ward 8, near 5,000 children received free clothing, uniforms, supplies and health and wellness services for the start of the school year on July 31. Martha’s Table, Delivering Good and the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, the charitable arm of the Capitals, Wizards and Mystics sports franchises, participated in the full-day event.
Several retailers donated new items: American Eagle Outfitters, Bombas, Carter’s, Cool Riders, Design Nest, Toast, Gerber Kids Clothing, Hanes, Highlights, Jockey, Soap Box, United Legwear & Apparel and Wacoal.