GYAC’s (Mobile) Back-to-School Bash Saturday, August 7th

Monday, July 19, 2021

Kendra Cody and Hunter
Front- Linda Morgan, Maj. Milo Thornton, Meyka McKinney, Anna Benyola_Back-LaMario Smith, Freddie Woolfork, and Teddy Floyd
SLS Insurance delivers school supplies for GYAC's 2020 Back to School Bash

The Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) is preparing for their 23rd annual Back-to-School Bash. After a trying year for both parents and students, families need your help. Last year, with help from the community, GYAC distributed more than 850 backpacks filled with folders, paper, pencils, glue sticks and much more.

This year’s (mobile) Back-to-School Bash will take place on Saturday, August 7 in the Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s parking lot starting at 9am. The event is open to all Indian River County students in need of supplies.

With uncertainty looming and many parents displaced from their jobs, purchasing school supplies can present a true challenge. “GYAC’s annual Back-to-School Bash is more than a time for the distribution of school supplies. It is also a time to lift up and encourage our youth to be the best that they can be this upcoming school year,” said Freddie Woolfork, GYAC’s Director of Public Relations and Facilities Operations.

Supplies such as: backpacks, composition notebooks, rulers, pocket folders, notebook paper, pens, pencils, markers, glue, highlighters, hand sanitizer, notecards, calculators and colored pencils are gratefully accepted. Monetary contributions are also welcome. School supplies will be collected at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center until Friday, August 6.

Supplies made possible by the following organizations:

Buddy's Home Furnishings, Vero
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Community Church
Disney Resort
Exchange Club
Holy Cross Catholic Church
IRC School District
Living Lord Lutheran Church
Northern Trust Bank
Piper Aircraft
Rotary Club
Senior Life Services
Spada's Total Auto Repair
Waste Management
Westminster Presbyterian Church
White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery

For additional information about GYAC’s Back-to-School Bash, contact Freddie Woolfork at 772-794-1005 or email