The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, will sponsor the 2020 “Back to School Bash” school supply distribution on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
The Commission continues for the fourth year giving back to the community at this time of year. More than 1,000 school supply packages will reach youth in more than nine (9) cities across the state between the hours of 12:00 noon and 3 p.m.
One of those cities will include Stuttgart.
Robert Chambers, Stuttgart Civil Human Rights Party CEO and Founder, in collaboration with the MLK Jr. Commission, will distribute school supplies at J.B. Bryant Park from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
“I want to thank Executive Director Dushun Scarbrough for including Stuttgart on his list,” said Chambers.
Approximately 75 students will receive school supplies according to Chambers, which he says will be a blessing to the children in Stuttgart.
“During these unprecedented times there is a need everywhere and although the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is not serving as a sole distributor, we are doing our part to add some relief to these communities by providing some school supplies for youth,” said Scarbrough. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. placed great emphasis on education and the opportunities that come as a result of youth taking advantage of education. This is our way of paying it forward and promoting education throughout the state.”
Supplies will be distributed at the locations listed below:
True Holiness Church, 198 Highway 286 E, Conway, AR 72032
Pastor E.C. Maltbia
Central Elem School, 801 Deadrick Rd, Forrest City, AR 72335
Ms. Juanita McNutt
KIPP Delta College Preparatory School, 514 Missouri, Helena, AR 72342
Mr. Ashton Winfrey
Hensley/Woodson Community Center, at 5204 W Hensley Rd, Hensley, AR 72065
Ms. Pat Ward and Ms. Paula Withers
Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, 906 S Broadway, Little Rock, AR 72201
Mr. DuShun Scarbrough
Saracen Landing, 200 Lake Saracen Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Mr. Floyd Donald & Mr. Marty Guajardo
Davis Creek M.B. Church, 192 Grant County Road 447, Prattsville, AR
Ms. Sharon Clegg
J.B. Bryant Park, North Buerkle Street, Stuttgart, AR 72160
Mr. Robert Chambers
Sponsors for this event include the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, WalMart, Comcast Essentials, and the Arkansas Department of Education.
Please be advised that each location will follow the guidelines for social distancing recommended by the CDC and the ADH. Some locations are outdoor venues.