Dear Hupy and Abraham,

Thank you for your kind contribution of providing 400 book bags that The Clarence Parrish Foundation received on July 2, 2015.

On August 22nd, 2015, we were truly blessed with an overwhelming 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 March of this year, we solicited kind and giving organizations and sponsors, like yourself, to help us reach our goal of equipping 800 students with bool bags and supplies.

On August 22nd, 2015, the Men of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. – Kappa Phi Chapter and The Clarence Parrish Foundation in collaboration with over 38 sponsors and supporters came together to create change and a positive impact on t helices of students in the city of Milwaukee. Some of these supporters were We Energies, Johnson Controls International, Oscar Meyer, American Transmission Company, Travelers Insurance, All People’s Lutheran Church, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., City of Milwaukee Health Department, Paradise Memorial Funeral Home, BMO Harris Bank, BMO-AALPS-WI, MPS and MPS Recreation, The Milwaukee Police Department, McGruff the Crime Dog, Community, Unity for Education as well as a host of other community partners like Hupy and Abraham came together to create change and a positive impact on the lives of the students in the city of Milwaukee. During the event we distributed over783 book bags filled with school supplies. The book bag distribution covered all grade levels and ages. The book bags were equipped with paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, binders, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, highlighters, erasers and other school essentials.

In addition to the book bag distribution, we provided food and beverages to 918 guests. The event gained support from local barbers who provided FREE haircuts to 91 young men. During the event, the students and parents visited carious educational and informational stations where they learned about history, disease prevention / health lifestyle changes 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 in Milwaukee. Statistics show these two zip codes serviced, consisting 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. Present at the event were The Honorable, Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee, Honorable Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin State Representative; and Honorable Lena C. Taylor, Wisconsin State Senator. The event was also graced with the Milwaukee Flyers who “wowed” the youth with their display of tumbling and discipline. In addition, Bango from the Milwaukee Bucks made an appearance.

The 6th Annual Louie M. Adams Back to School Educational Fair will take place on Saturday, August 20th, 2016.

Men of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. – Kappa Phi Chapter, The Clarence Parrish Foundation and our partners again, extend a heartfelt thank you for your support and generosity.

Community Meets Character,

The Omega Psi Phi, Inc. – Kappa Phi Chapter, &
The Clarence Parrish Foundation
Jill Erin Wellskopf
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