UofM and Agape North Partnership Donates Over 5,000 School Shirts to Underserved Students

September 12, 2018 -The University of Memphis and Agape North partnership has donated over 5,000 school shirts since 2013 to students in the City of Memphis. The UofM will donate 450 shirts to all Kirby Middle School students and staff in a ceremony Sept. 14, enabling Agape North to eclipse the 100,000 school shirt donation milestone.

The event at Kirby Middle will be from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

"The University of Memphis is always looking for ways to invest in our community," said UofM President M. David Rudd. "Our partnership with Agape North that provides local children shirts for school is extremely worthwhile, and it is meaningful to help Agape North reach the magnificent 100,000 donated shirts milestone."

Kirby Middle is part of the Green Dot Public Schools network, an organization helping to transform public education in order to prepare its students for college, leadership and life.

"When we work with our clients on a custom apparel order, they are able to give back school shirts to students locally through items they purchase," said Joe Williams, founder and president of Agape North. "Once a purchase is made, we actually take that client to the school they are donating to because we believe in both generosity and relationship."

Agape North is a custom apparel company that works with large corporations, small businesses, faith-based organizations, universities and school programs and works very closely as a partner to the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Memphis in a number of ways that engages our students in opportunities to give back to their community.

For additional information, please contact Jocquell Rodgers, Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations at Green Public Schools, at 901.237.5608.

University of Memphis & Agape North Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14, 1:30 – 3 pm

WHERE: Kirby Middle School, 6670 E. Raines Road, Memphis, TN 38115


Chuck Gallina | 901.678.1756 l cgallina@memphis.edu