UNION CITY, Ga. (CBS46) – Prominent Streets 94.5 FM radio personality MiAsia Symone has teamed up with BMW of South Atlanta for a July 31 block party and backpack ride.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4171 Jonesboro Rd. in Union City. There will be an RSVP list at the entrance. Participants will also receive a food voucher for a slice of pizza and a drink.
The event will also include face painting, games, prizes, music, free haircuts, prizes for children, a special guest speaker and special celebrities. BMW of South Atlanta, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Rap Snacks helped sponsor the event.
“My goal is not only to provide the children with school supplies, but also to provide entertainment just to give parents a half-day break. I’ve always wanted to find different ways to empower and inspire those around me and in my community,” Symone said. “I come from parents who love community service and truly believe in helping others in times of need.”
Symone says she hopes to help 200 students with backpacks and other important school supplies that have been hard to find for many families amid rising inflation across the country.
“Inflation is crazy right now,” Symone said. “We are definitely in more difficult times for our country. Back to school is very important because parents spend a lot of money on gas and food to feed their families. In addition to making them come and go, this can reduce the budget usually reserved each year for school supplies.
Symone’s passion for her community was influenced by her parents, who owned a Stone Mountain daycare from 1996 to 2009.
“There, I was able to grow up and come into contact with other children on a daily basis. I remember our conversations, our shared emotions and our common struggles,” she added. “People really thought of my parents as their parents too because we all spent a lot of time together. This event will give me back that sense of unity.
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