As we mark the start of a new school year, the Verger team was excited to participate in The Kyndall Project’s Annual Back to School Jam. Verger’s Investment Reporting Manager, Tricia Walker, organized the collection of school supplies, personal hygiene products, healthy snacks, and backpacks to this local non-profit whose mission is to “empower the Greater Triad area by exploring creativity, inspiring and enhancing academic development for our youth through art, personal development, educational essentials, and academic opportunities.”
The Kyndall Project was founded by Kyndall Williams, a local high school student at RJ Reynolds High School when she was just 9 years old and has donated over 6,500 backpacks to children in need. Kyndall is an inspiring young lady, committed to giving back to those who are less fortunate. She has received numerous awards and nominations in recognition of her accomplishments, including being nominated for “Youth of the Year” by the Winston-Salem Chronicle, receiving the “2019-2020 Triad Minority Non-Profit Business of the Year” from Triad Minority & Women’s Business Expo, and receiving the “2019-2020 Youth Leadership” award from Effort Club of New Bethel Baptist Church and 2020-2021. On top of all of this, Kyndall has written 3 children’s books!
In addition to shopping for the individual back to school items, Verger staff also made monetary donations directly to The Kyndall Project, which can be submitted to Verger’s Matching Gift program to further extend their impact. The team also donated cases of water for the Back to School Jam event on August 13th where over 1000 backpacks were distributed to students in our community.
Learn more about this non-profit and how you can contribute by visiting The Kyndall Project’s website.
Photo credit: The Kyndall Project