IP Awards $1,000 Grant to Dallas Citywide Luggage Drive
Impossible Possibilities (IP) awarded a $1,000 grant in support of the 2nd Annual Dallas Citywide Luggage Drive held on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Dallas City Hall.
The grant marks the second year that the organization has contributed to the drive, which benefits graduating high school seniors in the Dallas ISD. Each recipient will use the luggage as they transition from high school to college.
The annual event was organized by 2011 IP scholarship award recipient and current Georgetown University junior Adan Gonzalez, who realized the need after his own experience of using trash bags when he moved from Dallas Oak Cliff to Washington D.C.
“We’re always looking for different ways to impact the lives of local students, and the luggage drive provides a great opportunity to support deserving students,” said Vice President Justin Hernandez. “The new luggage is just a bonus for these students. What really matters to them is knowing that someone believes in them.”
IP teamed up with Education is Freedom, the “Si, Se Puede” (Yes, We Can) Network, University Crossroads, the Jim Lake Companies, and others to make the event a success, while Texas Congressional Representative Rafael Anchia (District 103 in Dallas) provided the keynote address to the students.The IP grant purchased 20, four-piece sets of luggage, which contributed to the overall goal of 120 total sets.