It's Bigger Than Us Partners With Baldwin Hills Crenshaw To Host Its 3RD Annual Back 2 School Event

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5,000 Adidas Backpack Giveaway, Live Entertainment, Job Fair, and Community Resources - It’s Bigger Than Us Back 2 School event encourages attendees and the community to be a part of bringing resources to South Central LA at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw.

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Non-profit Organization, It’s Bigger Than Us 501c(3) (IBTU), will host its 3rd Annual Back 2 School event on Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2022, at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping center (3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008) with a volunteer start at 9 a.m.; event celebrations begin at 1 p.m. This event will provide students from South Los Angeles with 5,000 backpacks, school supplies, family-friendly activities, and resources to improve the health and well-being of families.

“With IBTU being centered around health equity and community activations, This year's Back 2 School is an accumulation of all the incredible events we put on for the South Los Angeles community, such as our weekly food and resource distribution, health fairs, panel discussions, job fairs and so much more. IBTU is a one-stop shop for all things community and at the heart of the work that we do is the voice and trust of the community. IBTU is built around working alongside partners to achieve goals of unity. I’m excited that we will partner with the legendary Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping center this year. As a South LA native who was born and raised right off of 48 street and Crenshaw, the mall was everything to me growing up. All of my childhood was spent hanging out at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw shopping, eating, and going to the movie theater with friends and family to now be able to host IBTU’s 3rd Annual Back 2 School event here is a dream.” said CEO Tyrone Nance, IBTU Founder.

Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2022, the Back 2 School event schedule:

Volunteer Assembly Set-Up 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

  • Volunteers will assemble 1,750 elementary school backpacks, 1,500 middle school backpacks, and 1,750 high school backpacks.

Main Event 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Distribute 5,000 Adidas backpacks and school supplies for students grades K-12
  • Stations available for students, their families, and friends: Job Fair, Health and Resources, Youth Activities, Early School Registration
  • Panel Discussions include Voter & Civic Engagement, Integrated Health: Navigating community health equity barriers, tech & modern careers, and education.

Entertainment 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Live Music and Entertainment + 2022 IBTU Bridge Builder Honoree Award Ceremony, Lifetime Achievement Award: Featuring Lafayette Dorsey Sr., a Los Angeles native who spent over 31 years of his life dedicated to serving the community of South Los Angeles through pastoring, mentoring, and inspiring thousands.

In 2020, with zero dollars invested into the organization, IBTU was able to provide: 2000 lbs of food // 750 school supplies to Crenshaw High School // 500 Families served // 10,000 toys, gifts, meals, and essential items // 650 Total number of students served // 160 Volunteers // 4 Food distributions in South LA // 11 Outreach events

In 2021, with $31,000 invested into the organization, IBTU was able to provide: 132,000 lbs of food // 33,000 Families served // 2,500 fully loaded backpacks given out // 11,750 toys, gifts, meals and essential items // 2,850 total number of students served // 550 Volunteers // 80 Food distributions in South LA and East LA // 20 Outreach events // 6 schools

Event Sponsors: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, Los Angeles Urban League, Liberty Dental, Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Robert L. Zangrillo Family Foundation, CORE/Health Net, Baby 2 Baby, Perfect Hydration, The People’s Project, LAUSD, and H.E.E.T Humanizing Education For Equitable Transformation.

Media Contact: Frances Garcia, Marketing and Communications Specialist, IBTU
Frances@Itsbiggerthanusla.org

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About Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC) is an 870,000-square-foot retail destination located at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles, California. BHC includes state-of-the-art cinemas and dining options. BHC has long been recognized as the hub of the surrounding communities. From a weekly Farmers’ Market to the many public services offered at the mall, it is clear that BHC is more than just a place to shop; it’s a central gathering place for the local community. BHC is entrenched in the local lifestyle and is committed to making this neighborhood an even better place to live, work, and shop. BHC continues to support programming that reflects the history and interests of its local residents.

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About It’s Bigger Than Us 501c(3): This organization was started in 2020 during a time when the nation was protesting injustice worldwide. As the collective communities demonstrated unity through marching, chatting, and speaking in inclusive and unifying ways, IBTU wanted to transform the height of the protest movement's essence of unity and bring it back to the community of South Central Los Angeles. They wanted to go from screaming and marching and saying Black Lives Matter to translating that into impactful volunteer and advocacy opportunities for local and surrounding residents. It’s Bigger Than Us was started because they didn't want the movement to stop in the street once the protesting stopped. Within a short time, they rallied local community members of South Central to begin getting involved and taking intuitive in giving back in extraordinary ways. The existence of It’s Bigger Than Us directly reflects what can be done when community members come together to help others.

Get Involved with IBTU: Learn more about transformative volunteer opportunities to serve here. For partnership or sponsorship information, connect with the partnerships team here.

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