Who: Jacques Hakim of Classic Crates; Pasco County School Board; Gulfside Elementary Community Partnership School students, staff, and parents; and Pasco Commissioner Mike Wells
What: Donation of 200 pair of jeans to the Gulfside Community Partnership School
When: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 9
Where: Gulfside Elementary School, 2329 Anclote Boulevard, Holiday
Why: Mr. Hakim wants to give back to the community and encourage other successful businesses to do more for the less fortunate children and schools.
How: Mr. Hakim and Comm. Wells will present the donation to Gulfside Elementary Community Partnership School. The donated jeans will be made available to the families of Gulfside Elementary, Paul R. Smith Middle, and Anclote High schools.
Gulfside Elementary Community Partnership School is a full-service student- focused community hub. It brings a strong instructional core, provides a wide range of social services based on the community’s needs with extended hours to better serve students and families, and helps to remove barriers in student learning. The goal is to increase attendance rates; improve test scores; lower suspension rates; increase engagement with students, parents, and community members; increase access to dental, medical, and mental health services; and create a safe, welcoming environment. The partnership includes Pasco County Schools, Youth and Family Alternatives Inc., University of South Florida, Premier Community Health Care, Florida Health Department, BayCare, YMCA of the Suncoast, Metropolitan Ministries, and One Community Now.
Jacques Hakim is a businessman who owns and manages several local businesses, including Classic Crates and its subsidiary, goSASS.com, a clothing company serving many large retailers. He also is an educator, teaching Finance, Banking and Business courses at St. Petersburg College, who firmly believes in the success of his students. Jacques’ wife of 33 years, Jade Hakim, is a second-grade teacher at Longleaf Elementary.