Tallahatchie County Back to School Expo 2024

Tallahatchie County Back to School Expo 2024
June 17, 2024 Darren Schwindaman


Thank you to all community partners and families who came together to make this year’s Tallahatchie County Back to School Expo a success! Across both sides of the county, nearly 450 families participated to gear up and receive free items for the upcoming school year. The items received were:

  • 900+ school uniforms
  • 240 backpacks, school supplies, books, child ID cards and more
  • 520 diapers
  • 53 packs of feminine and incontinence product packs

 “It helped the parents to get a headstart on getting their child/children uniforms and backpacks, especially if they have several children to provide for.”

  • Angie Jennings, Director, West Tallahatchie Head Start

We appreciate the generous participation from our community partners and donors, who helped the Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance purchase school uniforms and backpacks for Tallahatchie County students in grades K-12.

Bennie Paige, Jr • Bobbie Scurlock • CARE • Charlestonians Club • CHS Class of 1971 • Clark-Williams Funeral Home • Emmett Till Interpretive Center • Eula Johnson • Excel by 5 • Frances Kenniel • Hawaiian Ice • James C Kennedy Wellness Center/Staff • Josephine Brownlee • Lavern Harper • Meek Foundation • Mike Sturdivant • Mississippi WIC • Roberta Barnes • Roberta Braxton • Save the Children • Sykes Sturdivant •  Tallahatchie County Public Library • Tallahatchie County Sheriff’s Dept • Thomas Reynolds • Tougaloo College Delta Health Partners • Healthy Start Initiative • Walker Sturdivant • West Tallahatchie Head Start Center

“The Back to School Expo was AWESOME! The event was well organized. I enjoyed the fellowship with the families and friends. It was great to see the excitement on the faces of the families that we served.”

  • Kim Winters, Center Director, Eva Covington Head Start

To learn more about how you can support our work throughout the year, contact Cheryl Swoopes at (662)-418-7344, Amy Donaldson (662)-934-9437, or at info@wearetela.org.