Sasha Smith gives back
Sasha Smith, philanthropist and co-founder of Mill A Week Records, is aiming to make a positive impact through her charitable organisation, the Young People Rise Foundation.
Her latest initiative will be the Summer Invasion – Back To School Giveback & Funday, which is slated for Saturday, July 15, at Topdeck in Glengoffe, St Catherine.
“Personally, I grew up as a giving person being that both of my parents were always giving to the community. Even when we only had a little, we gave a lot. So, I take aiding of all kind personally,” Smith told the Jamaica Observer.
Sponsored by Mill A Week Records and the Past Glengoffe Residents, the event will see hundreds of seniors and children benefiting from a day of activities, which will include wellness checks, free haircuts and back-to-school giveaways.
The Young People Rise Foundation was founded in July 2017, and since then has helped hundreds of recipients.
“Our biggest event was August 4, 2017. Since then we gave food to the primary schools in the community and scholarships to college students,” Smith said.
For this year, Smith is hoping to reach at least 600 beneficiaries through her philanthropic efforts.
“For this event, the plan is to get out 500 bags and school supplies to kids in the community that need it, 100 blood pressure machines, support the community’s young entrepreneurs, such as the barbershops, by getting two of them that day to cut the seniors’ hair, give the seniors care packages, and for everyone to just have a good time,” she said.