New York Knicks fans and anyone else who supports education and bettering the youth, Carmelo Anthony will be handing out school supplies on Thursday October 16th for his 2nd annual Tools For Teachers Initiative. Teachers from all five NYC boroughs will be present to pick up school supplies for their students.
An estimated 250 teachers from selected schools within under privileged communities, will receive school supplies in an effort to enhance learning opportunities and aid teachers in providing the best education possible. The Carmelo Anthony Foundation is the vehicle by which he gives back to the community through a variety of outreach programs and donations.
“Tools For Teachers joins several other established foundation initiatives, including Courts 4 Kids, A Very Melo Give Back and A Very Melo Christmas. Courts 4 Kids refurbishes basketball courts in underserved areas. The first court was completed in the summer of 2009 in Syracuse, and since then several more have been refurbished including one in New York City and five in Puerto Rico, as part of Anthony’s A Very Melo Weekend event held each summer. In partnership with Feed The Children and local community agencies, Anthony’s GiveBack program has provided over 5000 families in need with food and personal supplies during the holidays and times of natural disaster. Deserving middle school students also benefit from Anthony’s annual A Very Melo Christmas charity event, where the foundation celebrates children who have contributed to their community. ”
Show your support for Anthony’s foundation via website: http://www.thisismelo.com/foundation/about/ or in person at the Jordan Terminal 23 at Cafe Rouge in New York City; 5pm.