Belmont’s University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) is kicking off the new year with a service project in partnership with the Office of Community Relations, all to serve Nashville children.
As part of the Aug. 26 Battle of the Belmont Bands and Family Fun Festival, USAC is hosting a Back 2 School Drive from 5-7 p.m. on the patio in front of McWhorter Hall. While the entire event is free for the individuals and families, attendees are encouraged to tangibly “love our neighbor” by bringing school supplies for under-resourced children in the area. Supplies needed include simple necessities such as crayons, markers, pencils and paper for local elementary and middle schools, including Salama Urban Ministries, Murrell School, Rose Park Middle Magnet School, Waverly Belmont Elementary and Carter Lawrence Elementary Magnet School. Check the Back 2 School Drive Wish List for additional needed items.
USAC 2017-18 Chair John Malone, who serves the University as assistant controller, said, “USAC has always wanted to do something charitable with this event, but never could make it work. This year we decided since it was Back 2 School season, that we would do a drive for school supplies. USAC is happy that we can take a fun family event and add a charitable component that will ultimately benefit the greater Belmont/Edgehill community.”