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Back-to-School Community Fair

Mission of Love Charities Back-To-School Event Treated

100s of Children and Families to Free Food and Free Backpacks

More than 250 people came to the Mission of Love Charities Back-To-School Community Event on Saturday, Aug. 24, to enjoy the free food, pick up a free backpack for back-to-school, get a wellness check-up, play at a gaming trailer, or get a facial or their hair styled.

Mostly, it was a day for children, who were able to pick up a new backpack for school, along with a variety of school supplies, all of which will make going back to school a lot less stressful. They also were able to enjoy the video games at a gaming trailer that had a host of different games available. 

Their parents were able to get a health check up at the mobile check up truck provided by Doctors Community Hospital, and several of the Moms were able to sit in the stylist’s chair and get their hair done by Zunilda DIaz.  Other Moms enjoyed a free facial from Simone Orjisson

And everybody got free food.

With all hands on deck, the entire Mission of Love Charities staff were buzzing around to make sure everyone felt welcome and were able to get the little extra boost they needed to get the kids ready to go back to school.

Shefdaddi Provided Wonderful Food for Back-To-School Day

Shannon Brown, the generous owner and operator of the catering firm Shefdaddi, prepared lots of free tasty grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as other treats to feed the hundreds of families and children who showed up for the Mission of Love Charities Back-To-School Community Event.

A high-energy, self-described serial entrepreneur, Shannon was everywhere making sure there was plenty of food to offer everybody that showed up.

Besides running her Shefdaddi catering business that does lunch deliveries, prepares private dinners as a personal chef and caters big events, Shannon also has a cleaning and decluttering business, and a security business that provides security for venues like the Hamilton downtown.  She also plays flag football for Capital Punishment! and tackle football for Washington Prodigy. Shannon earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgian Court University where she played basketball on a scholarship.

If you need a caterer or just want to order lunch for the office, give Shannon a call at 443-743-6634 or reach out to her at

Hair Stylist Zunilda Diaz brought joy to several women at Back-To-School Day

Zunilda Diaz, a veteran hair stylist, came to the Back-To-School Community Event at Mission of Love Charities ready to help women get a fresh new look with their hair style.  Several women sat in her chair while Zuni did a makeover to their hair.

A hair stylist who works with everybody – “all kinds of hair” she says, Zuni works from her salon or she can come to the client.  She can do haircuts, coloring, hi-lites and straightening along with the styling.

You can make an appointment with Zuni by calling her at 301-257-1114.

Facials by Simone Orjisson freshened the outlook for many women

Simone Orjisson, whose company The Facial Glow Up can bring a beauty spa right to your door, gave free facials to more than 20 women at the Back-To-School Community Event, bringing an extra added measure of joy for those who were fortunate to sit in her chair. 

Simone is a licensed Esthetician, a Dermatological Specialist, and a highly accomplished make-up artist.  You can reach her at 240-515-1077.

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