The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

July 27, 2015

Thomasboro Academy "School Supplies Drive"

New Growth Hair Magazine and CAABJ 
Thomasboro Academy 

"School Supplies Drive"

The School Supplies Drive started July 20th. The collection will end August 21st. Supplies will be delivered to the students on Monday, August 24, 2015

Why Thomasboro Academy?

Thomasboro Academy, a Charlotte Mecklenburg School with one of the highest documented number of homeless families.  Thomasboro Academy serves students grades K-8 who are facing serious financial challenges. 

Top Five Need Items

Backpacks (grades K-8) 

One Subject Notebook (wide-ruled) & Composition Notebooks


Glue Stick



We are seeking additional barbers to volunteer to cut the students hair. If you know of any professional barbers, we would love to have them to be a part of this community event. 
Contact person, Tina (704) 363-5420

Snap, Post and  Tweet 

As you are collecting supplies, we are asking everyone to snap, post and tweet a photo. Let's get everyone involved in the community effort. Use #CAABJ on all social media platforms.

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