United Way's RISE, El Paso's first group for Millennials who want to give back, will be hosting two events focused on adding color to lives of children living in Segundo Barrio. The first event is a mixer and school supply drive on Thurs., July 20 that's focused on collecting items such as colors, color pencils, markers, wide-ruled paper, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils and more.
The follow-up event on Sat., Aug. 5 is a school beautification project. Participants will have the opportunity to work with recipients of the school supplies to plant flowers along Guillen Middle School.
El Paso Indpendent School District's Community Schools will be helping distribute the school supplies and organize the Saturday service project. EPISD's Community Schools Program is focused on helping families in Segundo Barrio find and easily access community resources.
Both evetns are free and open to young professionals in the El Paso community who want to give back in a casual and fun way. Donation of a school supply is highly encouraged.
The purpose of the events is to engage young El Pasoans in building community.Color Their World
School Supply Drive Thurs., July 20 at 5:30P - 7:30P The Hoppy Monk 4141 N. Mesa
School Beautification Project Sat., Aug. 5 at 8:30A - 11A Guillen Middle School 900 S. Cotton
RSVP at elpasorise.org/events
MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Gamez, Marketing and Communications Manager, (915) 533-2434 ext. 222
EVENT COORDINATOR: Adriana Manriquez, Community Engagement Coordinator, (915) 533-2434 ext. 228