Commissioner Eileen Higgins and the School Board Chair Mari Tere Rojas join hands to provide relief for lower-income families
In a heartwarming display of community support, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins and School Board Chair Mari Tere Rojas united to host a Back-to-School Backpack and Supplies giveaway, aiming to equip District 5 students with the essentials they need to start the new school year with confidence. The event, held at Silver Bluff Elementary School, demonstrated the power of collaboration in addressing the challenges faced by lower-income families in preparing their children for educational success.
Equipping students for success
The joint effort between School Board Chair Mari Tere Rojas and Commissioner Eileen Higgins culminated in a much-anticipated Back-to-School Backpack and Supplies giveaway, offering a helping hand to families within District 5 who may have struggled to meet the costs of essential school supplies. The event took place on August 5, 2023, at Silver Bluff Elementary School, bringing a sense of excitement and relief to the community.
The core objective of this giveaway was to alleviate the financial burden that often accompanies the back-to-school season, especially for families with limited resources. With the distribution of backpacks and school supplies, lower-income students were equipped with the tools they needed to fully engage in their education and thrive academically.
Display of support and solidarity
The Back-to-School Backpack and Supplies giveaway highlighted the dedication of Miami-Dade County officials to supporting students and families in need. School Board Chair Mari Tere Rojas and Commissioner Eileen Higgins, along with the collaboration of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, demonstrated a commitment to ensuring that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of their economic circumstances.
Silver Bluff Elementary School served as the heartwarming backdrop for this community-centered event. Located at 2609 SW 25th Ave. in Miami, the school's premises buzzed with enthusiasm as families and students gathered to receive their backpacks and supplies. The event ran smoothly, and the organizers ensured the distribution was carried out on a first-come, first-served basis.
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