The JT is reporting tonight that SCJ has vowed that no child who attends the city's Back-to-School Stay-in-School Festival on Monday will leave without a backpack full of school supplies. In previous years as many as 500 students attended the festival, but left without a backpack.
This is the second time this summer SCJ, and specifically Fisk, has made a sizable contribution to the community. Earlier this year the company agreed to pay for any changes needed to maintain the Laurel Clark Memorial Fountain as a splash pad for kids. Renovations to the fountain may cost more than $250,000.
SCJ is working with the city and Project New Life on the Back-to-School Stay-in-School Festival, which is Monday from 2-5pm at Festival Hall.
Read the JT's story here on the backpack giveaway here.