Back To School Rally services hundreds of family at annual event

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Several hundred families came to Ivy Tech Community College Saturday, July 25 for the GLIBE’s annual Back to School Rally. The BTS Rally is the largest community event GLIBE puts on every year, giving out free book bags full of supplies to students while giving them an opportunity to engage with organizations in the community.

Organized by GLIBE youth chair Pamela Stokes, super intern Gabby White and her team of volunteers, the Back to School Rally proved to be another success for GLIBE and the community. Mayors Tony Roswarski, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis and State Rep. Sheila Klinker also appeared. Here are some of the photos that capture the sights of this year’s BTS Rally.

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GLIBE looking for donations for Back To School Rally

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The GLIBE will be holding its annual Back to School Rally from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette, 3101 Creasy Lane. Youth chair Pamela Stokes has set a new goal of serving 500 children this year. Donation boxes are being established in various locations, including churches, for supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils and folders. Donors also can sponsor book bags for $25 per bag. Monetary donations can be sent to P.O. Box 2761, West Lafayette, IN 47996 and the check should be made out to GLIBE. The deadline for donations is July 10. For additional information, go to our website: http://greaterlafayetteindianablackexpo.org.

GLIBE 2015 Back to School Rally set for Saturday, July 25

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The Greater Lafayette Indiana Black Expo will hold its 2015 Back to School Rally on the grounds of Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette, 3101 Creasy Lane, on Saturday, July 25.

The Back To School Rally, where GLIBE gives out hundreds of free book bags and school supplies annually, is one of the organization’s biggest events of the year. In 2014, GLIBE set a record giving away nearly 400 book bags to local students. The organization is preparing to do even more this season.

Pamela Walker-Stokes is the new chair of the event and is current working with Ivy Tech officials on the details. This space will be updated as soon as sponsors and other details are available. In the meantime, email GreaterLafayetteIBE@gmail.com for additional information.