(PRESS RELEASE)_WELLINGTON FL, (July 25, 2023) – He’s famous for his hit song Return of the Mack and much more and he knows going back to school is difficult for many students, especially those lacking resources.
The R & B Mega Star Mark Morrison is stepping up to help a local non-profit Student & Athlete Mentoring Program (STAMP) send some underprivileged students back to school in style.
The Mall at Wellington Green 10300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414 will open its doors early Tuesday, July 25, 2023, to accommodate the British singer and the kids from the STAMP program as they shop for school shoes. Nike’s to be exact.
Morrison's childhood memories of being teased for wearing what the kids called cheap shoes from K-Mart have stayed with him. He empathizes with kids who may face similar situations due to their financial circumstances. While he appreciates his mother's hard work to provide for him, he understands the importance of not letting children feel excluded or inferior.
" I can still remember the kids calling my shoes cheap, I didn't care until they started teasing me. I don't think any kid should have to go through that and I will do my part to make sure that does not happen,'' said Morrison.
The goal of the Prepped, Pressed & Dressed for School is to send 200 students back to school with three brand new uniforms, shoes, school supplies for the year, haircuts for the guys, and hair salon visits for the girls.
“All summer long, we prepared the kids for their academic success so when they get back to school, they can keep up with their work; now we have to make sure they are all pressed up and dressed for school,” said Mark Brown, founder of Student & Athlete Mentoring Programming (STAMP).
If you want to impact a student positively, please support the STAMP program. Our students come from various backgrounds, such as foster care, low-income families, Place of Hope, and Department of Justice programs. Your donation can greatly help us reach our objectives. Kindly visit the gofundme link to contribute before the July 30, 2023, deadline. We are grateful for any assistance you can offer.
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