Hosea Helps host its 15th Annual Back-to-School Jamboree on Saturday, September 12, at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) creating its first-ever drive-thru event due to COVID-19 precautions.
The organization was able to provide hundreds of families with school supplies, food, PPE supplies, sneakers, and more, with many volunteers lending a helping hand.
“This is not a one-day event. All of these families in this line will be coming back to Hosea Feed The Hungry, seeing a case manager, following through with the other things that they need, whether it’s rent assistance, employment assistance, mental health, referrals to our counselors, or more,” said Elisabeth Omilami, CEO of Hosea Helps.
During the event, Omilami and her husband Afemo led an honoring to the memory of Secoriea Turner, an eight-year-old Atlanta native who was gunned down outside of a Wendy’s parking lot in July. Her mother and father were present to express their need for justice and help to load cars with bookbags and food.
PalmPalmTM hand sanitizer also contributed donations for the event.
“As these kids get back to school, as the parents get back to work, it is most imperative during
this pandemic that we stay safe and healthy and know that PalmPalmTM hand sanitizer is here to
help,” said Chrystal York, senior project manager of PalmPalmTM hand sanitizer.
Hosea Helps will continue to take supplies and monetary donations. For more information and to find out how to get
involved, please call Hosea Helps at (404) 755-3353.