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 MMMMMMMiramar Beach, Fla. (July 11, 2011) – Over 1,200 local children have been registered for the 2011 “Backpack 2 School” program to receive assistance for the upcoming school year. For the past nine years, Silver Sands Factory Stores has partnered with Destiny Worship Center for the “Backpack 2 School” program to provide children in need with a backpack of school supplies, new shoes and a haircut. Silver Sands Shopper Services, located between Juicy Couture and Michael Kors, is currently accepting monetary donations in any amount as well as donations of shoes, backpacks and school supplies for the program until July 29.


            “The greatest need right now is monetary donations,” stated Myra Williams, VP of Marketing for Howard Group. “We are greatly depending on community support over the next month to make this new school year a positive experience for every child in our community.” 


            Destiny Worship Center currently accepts requests from over twenty area schools that have registered 1,200 local children for the program.  Every child receives a backpack filled with the school supplies that their teachers request, along with a new pair of shoes and a haircut.  The average cost to provide these necessities is approximately $100 per child.  Destiny Worship Center is encouraging the sponsorship of a child for $50 or more so that the correct shoes and supplies can be purchased based on that particular child’s needs. Anyone interested in making a monetary, tax-deductible donation should contact Destiny Worship Center at (850) 650-6800 or visit Silver Sands Shopper Services.             



            Silver Sands Factory Stores, a Howard Group Development, is the nation’s largest designer outlet center located near Destin, FL in the heart of Northwest Florida Beaches, named one of Frommer’s top 2010 international destinations. The Center currently features more than 100 designer factory stores with 465,200 square feet of retail space, and ultimately 700,000 planned. Silver Sands is visited by over seven million shoppers each year who shop for designer merchandise at up to 75 percent off retail prices. Silver Sands is located on Emerald Coast Parkway, one mile west of Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort. For more information, call the Shopper Services at (850) 654-9771 ext 1 or visit online at silversandsoutlet.com. Fan Silver Sands on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SilverSands) or follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/SilverSandsFS).






2011 “Backpack 2 School” program

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