Hupy and Abraham, S.C.,
The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Phi Chapter would like to say THANK YOU for your kind contribution and support of our "4th Annual Louie M. Adams Back to School Educational Fair." This year Hupy and Abraham contributed over 400 book bags for our students. We cannot say thank you enough and more importantly, the community thanks you for your efforts.
As a result of your efforts, we were truly blessed with the overwhelming success of the event. As you know, students in the inner city of Milwaukee are in need of many essential items to aid and guide their educational success. In February of this year, we solicited kind and giving organizations and sponsors like you to help us reach our goal of equipping 800 students with book bags and supplies.
Although we were faced with inclement weather, we still braved the elements and continued with our mission of serving the youth in our community. During the event we distributed over 419 book bags filled with school supplies. The book bag distribution covered all grade levels and ages. The book bags were equipped with paper, pencil, pens, notebooks, binders, crayons, glue sticks, scissors and other school essentials.
In addition to the book bag distribution, we were able to provide food and beverages to approximately 600 people. The event also gained support from local barbers and beauticians who provided haircuts and styles to approximately 39 young men and 4 young ladies. During the event, the students and parents visited various educational and informational stations in which they learned about history, diseases and other worthy subjects.
The distribution of the bags provided a buffer and strain release to many parents and students in the inner city of Milwaukee. The primary target area was 53212 and 53205 zip codes in Milwaukee. Statistics show that the two zip codes serviced, which consist of 22,708 residents, 48.3% are living below the poverty line. It is not only our duty, it is our responsibility to support our youth. County Supervisor Khaliff Rainey was the keynote speaker during opening ceremony and discussed the importance of education. The event was also graced with the Milwaukee Flyer Tumblers who wowed the youth with their display of tumbling and discipline.
Community Meets Character,
Marcel Angelo Clarke
35th Baileus-Kappa Phi Chapter