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October 1 – October 31st
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When I awoke this morning I asked myself, “What is life about?” I found the answer in my room. The fan said, “Be cool.” The roof said, “Aim high.” The window said, “See the world.” The clock said, “Every minute is precious.” The mirror said, “Reflect before you act.” The calendar said, ” Be up to date.” The door said, “Push hard for your goals.” The floor said, “Kneel down and pray.” God whispered I will take you through it all.
Today was unlike any other day. Close your eyes and imagine McGruff the Crime dog, Mini Mouse, Game Truck, Richmond Police Department, music, bouncy house and hundreds of families. Now, open your eyes. It was not a dream but the vision of a woman over 8 years ago that was birthed in her…. kitchen? Why not – that’s where we come up with the best ideas. Shonda Harris-Muhammed, Richmond Public Schools 6th District School Board representative has a passion for the people. Her organization, Northside Coalition for Children and Richmond Police Department with the support of RPS came together today to give back to the children.
The 8th Annual Back to School Rally was blessed to distribute over 1,000 backpacks today. Harris-Muhammed stated, “Do you realize how it feels for a child to have a new backpack on their first day of school? This event is important because we want to make sure all children are ready for school”. In addition to the backpack distribution, there were over 20 vendors, speakers, games and FREE haircuts.
The event was also supported by several government officials: Senator Donald McEachin, City Councilwoman Ellen, City Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille, RPS Superintendent Dr. Bedden, RPS School Board Representatives and several of Richmond’s finest Police Officers.
Parents and children enjoyed a day of motivation, music, free supplies, but also prayer. Elder Daniel Buckingham and several area ministers and christian musical artists came out to share encouraging words through song and prayer. They prayed before opening the door to the public, walked the halls, engaged families and hosted a prayer tent where families came to pray. In fact, 30 individuals gave their life to Christ, which was absolutely amazing!
This event was more than school supplies and giving away free items – this was about giving love and encouragement to children and their families.
As the CEO of KaKY, I was honored to be a part of such a blessed event. My goal is to always touch the lives of children and to plant seeds of encouragement, hope, love and passion for the future. I’m proud to say , that’s what we did today…and more!
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