Did I mention we are hosting a School Supply Drive on August 20th? Check out one of my posts from IG talking about donating to this effort:
"Charonda funds this organization from her pockets and the help of the streets. Yes, the streets. I'm not going to pretend this Community Center isn't in 'the trap'. I'm not going to lie and paint a pretty picture. Look at the photo in this flier. I wanted the most realistic image available. So when you show-up on August 20, you won't think you're in the wrong place... and keep driving. No. Charonda is from 4th Ward, initiated by 4th Ward, and dues paid 2 4th Ward. She said she was always 'a thinker' she was simply misguided. And since Freedmen Town was systematically streamlined into 4th Ward, which is being systematically streamlined into MidTown, she doesnt want other misguided girls and boys following her path. So, she changed her role. Instead of taking, she is giving. Giving her life to reverse the curses of poverty. Calling 4th Ward into responsibility... for their children's sake. It ain't pretty. It ain't glamorous. It damn sure ain't easy. What it is, is necessary. Cause nobody else is doing it.......... Freedmen Town is a fact. It was once Houston's Black Wall Street. It was once a thriving, independent village. That trash on the ground you see now that never gets picked up, was once removed by organized Black trash collectors. Freedmen Town didn't wait on the city, because the city refused them public services. That broken concrete and deathly potholes that prevent smooth transitions while driving down the streets, were once repaved and smoothed by the hands of its residents. This is what I honor evertime I revisit the remains of this Freedom Colony. As I smell the centennial roses outside the Yates house, I'm filled with pride and the Spirit of self-determination. I promise it's good for the Spirit. And this is what I see in Sister Charonda. She's growing from where she's planted. And I want to support her.
We have backpacks. We need to fill them with school supplies for children in grades PreK- 12. You can drop-off items on August 20. We will be there throwing a Back-to-School Party.