200+ turn out for Back in Style event

Back in Style event 2019

It was an evening of brightly colored backpacks filled with school supplies, delicious barbecue, fresh new ‘dos and glittery nails. More than 200 families and volunteers came out for our Back in Style event on Aug. 22 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. The 8th annual fundraiser helps kids with incarcerated loved ones prepare for the new school year with free book bags, school supplies and haircuts. 

Back in Style, by the numbers

  • 200+ attendees
  • 170 backpacks 
  • 32 volunteers 
  • 30 haircuts & hairstyles
  • 12 manicures
  • 6 school uniforms

Donors and Sponsors

Back in Style was made possible through generous individuals, churches, sponsors, donors, groups that donated items, and volunteers. Thank you for helping us make a positive difference in the lives of children impacted by incarceration!

Alight Solutions

Andrea Wise

Destiny Pistone and Rosy Crumpton

Dionne Roland of Finesse Cutz

Elevation Church

Emilio Echave

Food Lion

Harris Teeter

Harry Baptiste

Jamar Brice

Junior League of Charlotte

Mecklenburg County Re-Entry Services

Meka Green

Patrick Monroe

Public Defender's Office


RG Wells

Shaheed Chaplin

St Luke’s Women's Ministry

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Swing Phi Swing

Tanya Kobylarz


Tiffany and Dante' Hooker

Tom Brown

Tyrone Sessom

Victory Christian Church


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