Peace and Blessings Family and Friends,
This year my
organization, Mic Check 1-Two! , has joined Sporty Marketing and The Circle Ent
in planning the 2nd Annual Inter-Communal Giveback Feast & Concert. Last
year The Giveback was held in West Philadelphia at Haddington Recreation Center.
They fed and clothed close to 500 people with the help of volunteers and
clothing & food donations from some of YOU (remember I was driving around
the city stuffing my car with trash bags full of your stuff? haha).
Hunger affects close to one million individuals in the Delaware Valley.
In many and various communities throughout our region families and individuals
experience food poverty and live in communities that qualify as food deserts,
regions with limited access to nutritious food. Residents’ low-income status
affects both the quality and amount of food that enter their homes and their
acquisition of other basic needs such as clothing.
We want to
help and reach even more people this year, so we are engaging people earlier and
moving to a new location (TBD). Starting Election Day (11/6/12) we are
collecting non-perishable food items and gently-used clothing & shoes at
select Philadelphia polling places and two businesses. We will continue to
collect donations at area businesses and accept donations from individuals until
the day of The Giveback. Please donate - no donation is too small, if you have
even one shirt, one pair of shoes or one canned good we will accept and it will
help those in need!
Please help us spread the word by
forwarding this email or the attached flier to your network or simply by telling
Look for Mic Check's article in The
Philadelphia Tribune later this week (I'll send out the link when
Mark your calendars...
December 21, 2012
...we would love for all of you to be in
attendance at The Giveback. If you want to volunteer your time (we'll need
volunteers) or make a monetary donation, let me know.
The day of The Giveback begins collection for Mic Check 1-Two! Prom Drive 013
(this year we're collecting suits!!)
Thank you for
your continued support,
-- Portia M Fullard
"One hundred years from now, it will not matter what
my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the
world may be a little better, because I was important in the life of a child."