Well it’s the day after Christmas, and that means it’s the first day of Kwanzaa, so it’s all about keeping the holiday spirit alive. But realistically, the New Year will come, and the over abundance of giving and caring will fade away, leaving organizations, groups, and individuals like ourselves to keep said spirit alive beyond the holidays and into the everyday hustle and bustle that is the day in the life of our friends.
Today was extra special for us as organization, because we successfully executed a backpack distribution campaign for our friends in need. We are trying different ideas to see what’s both prudent and sustainable! As we anticipated when we signed people up to receive the backpacks, we knew everyone wouldn’t be around. With that as a factor, it was understood that ones presence was required today to receive their backpack, or it round ho into a pool ti be given to anyone in need on a first come snd first receive basis. Totally random, and absolutely designed to be that way. By default, people are paying it forward. Anyway, it went very well, so much so, that we are giving out more of the defaulted backpacks this Tuesday during our breakfast program. The recipients we signed up today to receive backpacks Tuesday, will be those individuals who missed our initial dign up, and are also mostly well known the organization. So with that, it was a great day, HAPPY KWANZAA!, and see y’all Tuesday!!
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The MLK Humanity Project is an inclusive community organization devoted to the well being and empowerment of our homeless and less fortunate residents.