Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/21
Through August 27th
Event in Jonesboro on Saturday, July 24th
The Pinky Cole Foundation – the 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Pinky Cole, the founder and CEO of Slutty Vegan ATL and Bar Vegan – is teaming up with The Bando Project to host Back to School, a drive supplying around 400 middle and high school students in Atlanta with school supplies.
Through Friday August 27, the foundation will be accepting school supply donations from the public, including new book bags, headphones, folders, binders, notebooks, pencils, crayons, pens, highlighters, erasers, index cards, loose leaf paper, dividers, USB drives, lunch boxes, water bottles and masks, at the Jonesboro (164 N McDonough St) and Edgewood (476 Edgewood Ave SE) Slutty Vegan locations. $10 VIP cash donations will also be accepted through The Pinky Cole Foundation website here with proceeds donated directly to The Bando Project.
On Saturday, July 24, Jonesboro Middle School (1308 Arnold Street) will serve as a pickup location for school supplies, from 2-5pm or until they run out, for any middle or high school students who come by. The event will also include a parents vs. kids football game hosted by the Clayton Trojans Youth Football Organization and activities for the whole family, like community games, slides and live music from a DJ.
The second event, including a school supply giveaway while supplies last, will be on August 29 from noon to 4pm at Slutty Vegan’s Edgewood location (476 Edgewood Ave SE). Mobil Beauty Boutique will be on-site offering complimentary back-to-school haircuts for boys and hairstyles for girls.
“Since Slutty Vegan is lucky enough to have a strong following, we are using our platform to do good for our community,” says Cole. “We strongly believe that prioritizing education is a building block for eventual independence and liberation.”
The Pinky Cole Foundation strives to empower generations of color to win financially in life and in the pursuit of their entrepreneurial dreams while building generational wealth in the Black community. The organization’s entrepreneurship and financial literacy-focused education initiatives specifically target teens and young adults ages 13 to 22 in the U.S.