Roots Strong is proud to partner with Kelyn McKnight in collaboration for Project 313, a project dedicated to Detroit's youth and their families at the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS). Kelyn's vision of an annual birthday project began in the fall of 2019 when she organized an outreach project to support women without immediate access to feminine hygiene products. This year, her mission has grown in collaboration with Roots Strong to support Detroit's youth for the academic school year.
Outside of the immediate impact of COVID-19, many of our city's youth lack access to the resources for their academic and personal success. With the impact of COVID-19, students have been significantly and disproportionately been affected on multiple fronts: academically, health-wise, and personally. It is important that each student receives support from the community that will bolster their resource base for long-term success.
Project 313 is our collaborative response to meeting this need and aligns with one of our most important pillars as an organization; Education and Literacy. In an effort to maintain safety and health during COVID-19, our two main methods of donations will be contactless. We will be working to collect both monetary donations and physical donations of school supplies and children's books for our youth. Your donation to our GoFundMe campaign will help us to purchase books and school supplies for youth. If you choose to purchase an item directly from our Amazon Wishlist, the item will be shipped directly to us so that we can distribute donations to the youth we will be serving.
Roots Strong has always been a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting children both locally and globally. We are excited and grateful to work with Kelyn, to support her vision, and to continue our work towards improving access to resources for youth in the city.
Anything that you can do to support this cause would be greatly appreciated. From Kelyn and everyone here at Roots Strong, thank you so much and we wish you safety and peace during this time.
IMPORTANT CAMPAIGN INFORMATION:
Last day for physical donations: October 9, 2020
For questions & inquiries, please contact:
Kelyn McKnight: @thebirthdayproject313
Roots Strong: @rootsstrong