EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The Great Khalid Foundation will soon kick off the school year at Parkland Pre-Engineering Middle School this Thursday by distributing new backpacks and school supplies to all new 6th graders attending the school .
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Parkland Pre-Engineering Middle School
(6045 Nova Road).
General Manager and Khalid’s mother, Linda Wolfe, will be on hand to help with distribution.
“This year is so special considering what we’ve been through as a community since the pandemic began,” said Wolfe, “and we’re thrilled to be back in schools to celebrate teachers and show love to the students.”
The Great Khalid Foundation invites middle school staff to apply for the Back to School program on behalf of their students each April.
This year, the foundation said Dr. Angela Reyna’s passionate words stood out the most: “Our students deserve backpacks to carry their dreams, hopes and resilience on their backs to rise from whatever never held them back. .”
This year’s back to school program is presented by Walmart.
“We are so grateful for the continued support of our friends at Walmart,” Wolfe said, “they signed on to sponsor our first-ever back-to-school program and have been a part of it every year since.”
The Great Khalid Foundation thanks El Paso Electric, Go Coast Guard Albuquerque, WestStar, First Light Federal Credit Union and Mattress Firm for their support of this year’s back-to-school program.
The Great Khalid Foundation is Khalid’s namesake non-profit organization founded to give back to families in the community of El Paso, Texas. It’s a labor of love for Khalid and his mother.
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