Triad nonprofit groups and other community businesses plan to hand out 800 backpacks filled with school supplies children at a free event.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The "I Am A Queen" charity organization has partnered with several nonprofit groups and businesses to host the 6th Annual Back to School Drive on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Volunteers and community partners will hand out a backpack and school supplies to children on a first come first serve basis.

"Our goal is 800 backpacks and we should meet that goal. We are accepting donations right up until the giveaway so any donations even in the next few days will help," explained Shaunielle Foster.

The FREE event is open to children of all ages. Parents are encouraged to accompany smaller children to make sure the right supplies are given.

All children have to be present to receive the free school supplies.

In addition to this event, there will be opportunities for youth to win free haircuts and hairstyles by local salons and barbershops.

The 6th Annual Back to School Drive will be held in the gymnasium of the Windsor Recreation Center, located at 1601 E. Lee Street in Greensboro. School supplies will be handed out between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fore more information about the Back to School giveaway event on Saturday, August 2, 2014 visit www.iamaqueen.org or contact Alana Allen, the Executive Director of "I Am A Queen" at 336-202-7119 or via email at iamaqueen2009@gmail.com.

Donations can be dropped off until August 1 (Monday-Friday) at the following locations:

Success Realty
808 Summit Ave
Greensboro, N.C. 27405
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prestige Barber School
2006 Phillips Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Lee Mykel Hair Studio
4002 Spring Garden St,
Greensboro, NC 27407
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chandlar's Florist and Coffee House
709 E Market St #200-A
Greensboro, NC 27401
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Royal Expression Contemporary Ballet
1220-E Battleground Ave.,
Greensboro NC 27408
Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Blendz Barber Studio
2101 Pyramid Village Blvd., Ste 101
Greensboro, N.C. 27405
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Alston Realty Group, LLC
1610-A East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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