My Sister's Keeper; A Day of Appreciation
Above and Beyond Initiative has partnered up with the Epsilon Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to host a toiletries drive for homeless women in New York City due to the lack of pads provided at shelters. The inspiration for the drive came from a Huffington Post article published earlier this year.
As a result of the toiletries drive, the two organizations will come together to host an Evening of Appreciation event at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where they will recognize a number of organizations for their continuous efforts on combating homelessness. Shelters to be recognized include Bronx based Women’s Shelters, Susan’s Place, Siena’s House, Franklin Shelter, and Providence House.
Activities include beauty bars, a resource fair, guest appearances by fashion accessories designers Coco and Breezy, community activist Mrs. Sarah Turner, and a special performance by R&B singer Cocoa Sarai as well as sounds by DJ Abby and DJ Quiana Parks. Sponsors include Shea Moisture, Design Essentials, CSS Pharmacy, and Freedom 2 Fit. The event will be catered by Feisty Flavors and Olivia Rose & Co.
To conclude the evening, Above and Beyond Initiative will screen a short film documentary sharing the story of one young lady, Shaunyece Parks, a twenty-one year old who has survived living on the streets for the past six years and how she overcame.
CEO and Founder of Above and Beyond Initiative, Portia Asare, says “I am so thrilled we were able to kick off such a project, this is an important issue that barely crosses the average person’s mind. I am looking forward to connecting with the women this Sunday.”