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Backpack Giveaways, Prayer Circles And More At Englewood Event Saturday

Personal hygiene will be available for teen girls as well.

Natalie Manning (left), co-founder of This Is Life, activist Sharon Cooper (center), sister of Sandra Bland, and Chez Smith, founder of Gyrls in the H.O.O.D., pose for a photo at the "Gone, But Not Forgotten" vigil in June.
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ENGLEWOOD — GYRLS In The H.O.O.D. Foundation, This Is Life and The Pink Project are hosting a prayer and backpack giveaway event from noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Families in need of school supplies can stop by the Citywide Prayer & Backpack Giveaway in the parking lot of the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Center, 945 W. 69th St., to pick up supply-filled backpacks provided by This Is Life/Fill A Heart For Kids.

Mothers of children killed by gun violence will receive gift bags, courtesy of The Pink Project, as well.

Gyrls In The H.O.O.D. Foundation will provide personal hygiene kits to teenage girls in attendance.

Organizers will also hold a prayer circle calling for peace and healing for those suffering from the trauma of the coronavirus pandemic and gun violence.

This is the third event in a series hosted by GYRLS In The H.O.O.D. and This Is Life. The two organizations cohosted “Gone, But Not Forgotten” a tribute to Black female victims of gun violence in June.

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