BIO 2015 Provides Local Shoe Shiner with School Supplies for Kids in Need

BIO 2015 Provides Local Shoe Shiner with School Supplies for Kids in Need

For the past decade, William Green, a center city shoe shiner, hosts a Children’s Cookout and Day of Fun in late August for poverty stricken children in Philadelphia.

In addition to providing a day of safe fun for local children, “Big Will’s” cookout provides an opportunity to supply book bags and school supplies to more than 500 needy students throughout the city.

Big Will (on the right) and two of his helpers collect  leftover backpacks at the 2015 BIO International Convention

Big Will (on the right) and two of his helpers collect leftover backpacks at the 2015 BIO International Convention

Today, the 2015 BIO International Convention provided “Big Will” with over 500 hundred leftover backpacks from the annual convention, which is wrapped up today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

With this donation, BIO is proud to support “Big Will’s” mission to help school-age children with school supplies, linkage of constructive after-school programs and mentorship opportunities.

“Big Will’s Annual Children’s Cookout” will be held at 18th and Venango Streets in North Philadelphia on August 22, 2015, from 12PM – 8PM.

For more information about William Green’s charity or to find out more about the BIO 2015 donation to needy students of Philadelphia, please
contact:

BIO Contact: George Goodno 202-439-3749
William Green: 215-626-6527

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