Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back to School Supply Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2011


Clinton, Maryland: Back to School Supply Drive proceeds will enable The Warford Foundation to provide school supplies to the children of the single mothers and military widows attending Prince George’s Community College. Therefore, in an effort to meet our goals, we are hosting a back to school supply drive on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 2:00 – 5:00pm. The event will take place at the Largo Community Center on the campus of Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland. The supply drive will include live music from recording artist within the Washington, DC metro area, live broadcast from local radio stations, games, and 50/50 raffle. Guest list includes several celebrities; professional athletes so don’t miss out. Cost of attendance is $10 or a donation of back to school supplies for children K-12. All proceeds will go to the single mothers and military widows attending Prince George’s Community College.

The foundation has partnered with the Nursing Department of Prince George’s Community College to award at least two (2) financial assistance awards for $250.00 per semester for books beginning Spring 2012 school year to qualified single mother and/or military widow.

The Warford Foundation has a mission to expand the opportunities of single mother families by increasing self sufficiency through scholastic growth and achievement. We intend to reach out to the single mothers and military widows that lost their loved ones due to the current war. Our founder, as a retired U.S. Army soldier, is familiar with the plight of the military spouse. She understands that the impact of having a spouse serving their country fighting this Nation's war one day and being told the next day that you are now a widow with kids and no skills can be devastating.

Our vision is to help these single mothers-who are often forgotten about after the funerals and other military rituals-as well as other single mothers who also are in need of financial assistance to obtain an associate's degree to become a registered nurse.

Qualifying criteria for Project IMPACT SCHOLARS:

• Single mothers / military widows qualify for the program
• Qualifying candidates will possess at minimum a high school diploma or GED
• Qualifying candidates must possess a 3.0 GPA or higher (if recently graduated)
• Qualifying candidates will have a household income of no more than $40,000 (criteria for Washington, DC area/future service areas may increase or decrease the qualifying figure)
• All participants must do community service hours to stay in the program; community service consists of volunteering in foundation events.

Applications are being accepted now until November 15, 2011 for interested single mothers/military widows. http://thewarfordfoundation.org/Projects.html

For more information contact Ms. Parthenia Warford, CEO/Founder, The Warford Foundation, info@thewarfordfoundation.org twitter: @thewarford Office: (301) 292-6034

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