5th annual Back to School Bash

Maka Mia Pizza and Faithlink give back to community
Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 5:35 PM EDT
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Vienna, W.Va (WTAP) - UPDATE: 8/15/20

Faithlink and Maka Mia Pizza hosts its 5th annual Back to School Bash at the Grand Central Mall and have success by providing 500 students with back to school supplies. The supplies were for kids in elementary through high school.

Melissa Ogden is the program director of Faithlink and Thrive and she says the organizations look forward to giving back to the community every year.

“The support has been really good because like you said a lot of people haven’t been able to be out and we were able to do this with the Grand Central Mall and it’s just been really a good, good year,” said Melissa Ogden, Faithlink-Thrive, program director.


With school about to start back up across the area, this year’s Back to School Bash is right around the corner.

This is the fifth year for the event, which is hosted by Maka Mia Pizza, Faithlink and Community Resources Inc.

Organizers and churches from around the community have donated a variety of items that will be given to the attendees.

“Lots of area vendors have also provided things for the kids, such as maybe a healthy snack or some good information for them,” said Melissa Ogden, Faithlink & Thrive Director. “Anyone who would normally come to the event will be represented this year.”

The event will take place Saturday, August 15th from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Grand Central Mall Center Court.

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