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Back to School Extravaganza hosted by Shanta Green a big success

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Shanta Greene, a Savannah woman who lost her leg after a tree fell on her car has chosen to give back to the community after she won a multi-million dollar settlement from the City of Savannah by hosting a Back to School Extravaganza.

Greene partnered up with the Toots for Books Literacy Foundation for the Back to School Extravaganza on Sunday, July 27th from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

"I'm really happy, I'm excited. I'm glad that people came out, I didn't know if anyone would come out, but I'm excited about everybody coming out, so it's a good turnout and i'm proud of it," said Shanta Greene.

The event has provided many Savannah children with the supplies they need for the upcoming school year free of charge.

The Back to School Extravaganza is located at Elle Mitchell Salon on Derenne Avenue in Savannah. The first 50 students to arrive received a free school uniform, free haircuts were also being offered at the event.

Amanada Greene, a relative expressed how proud she was of the Greene for hosting the event. "It means a lot to me because, at first before all this money came in, she was kind of struggling at the same time. It's good that she gives back to the people who don't have as much as she does."

Greene encouraged everyone to come out to the event and claimed she never would have been awarded with her settlement from the City of Savannah if she did not have the support of the community. She plans to continue events like this one to give back to those who helped her when she needed it the most.

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