On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Sweet Candy Café in Historic Downtown Lumberton will donate 200 bags of school supplies from Noon to 3 p.m., for kids ages 7 to 12 in partnership with Walmart on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton and Zollipops®. Zollipops, created by 10-year-old Alina Morse, are The Clean Teeth Pops™ to help reduce childhood tooth decay that have been featured on the Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, and in The Washington Post, to name a few.
Felicia Evans Long, founder of Sweet Candy Café, is donating the educational supplies to local students in honor of her husband and co-founder of Sweet Candy Café, Timothy Rodney Long, who passed away suddenly in August 2014. Timothy worked for George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Prior to, he worked at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He actively participated in mission assignments in Guatemala and Guyana. Timothy enjoyed his healthcare career and believed in a strong education foundation. The donated school supplies will ease the financial burden on several Lumberton families hard-hit by unemployment and low-wage paying jobs. “I can’t think of a better way to honor my husband by giving back to the community during this back-to-school season,” says Evans Long. “I thank Walmart Stores of Lumberton and Zollipops® for the opportunity to partner with them in this effort.”