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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2016
Contact: Dennis Lomonaco
What You Give Will Grow
Bus filled with 6,000 Backpacks heading to Baton Rouge
Saints Punter Thomas Morstead’s School Supply Drive Hits the Road
Who: New Orleans Saints Punter Thomas Morstead
First Lady Donna Edwards
Representatives from The Malcolm Jenkins foundation
What: Thomas Morstead’s ‘Team Comeback Kids’ to deliver stuffed backpacks to students
When: Tuesday, September 6th
Orleans Tower, 1340 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Eden Park Elementary, 4141 Gus Young Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
NEW ORLEANS, LA— Students whose lives have been forever changed by the devastating flooding in Baton Rouge will get an exciting delivery today to give them some peace of mind during their transition back to school.
On Tuesday, September 6th, a Louisiana Motor Coach bus stuffed with 6,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, will depart New Orleans and head to East Baton Rouge Parish. Saints Punter Thomas Morstead’s What You Give Will Grow Foundation launched Team Comeback Kids immediately after the catastrophic flooding, asking people and organizations to donate school supplies and money for more than 120,000 residents in the affected parishes.
6,000 backpacks will be distributed to students throughout East Baton Rouge parish. 450 of those will be given to Park Forest Elementary students, who have been relocated at Eden Park Elementary. First Lady Donna Edwards will be on hand to receive the Saints Punter and his special delivery.
Team Comeback Kids has been fortunate enough to receive help nationwide. Supplies can be dropped off at any Southwest Airlines cargo terminal where they’ll be shipped to Louisiana for free. The goal is to deliver 50,000 school bags to children, which amounts over $1 million in school supplies. 100% of the donations to Team Comeback Kids is going back to the community. With discounts from vendors, a $1 donation turns into $1.75.
None of this could have been made possible without generous sponsors like Chevron. If your business would like to help the non-profit provide relief to kids in need of school supplies, please visit the sponsor page.
To find out how you can volunteer or donate, visit teamcomeback2.wpengine.com
About What You Give Will Grow:
Saints punter Thomas Morstead started What You Give Will Grow in 2012 with his wife Lauren. The mission of WYGWG is to improve the lives of those in need through support of local causes and organizations in the New Orleans and Gulf South communities, with a focus on children’s charities and cancer initiatives.