The year 2008 has been a roller coaster for me. Personally, i battled with a lot of issues that really took a toll on me. I went through a lot of things in the past calender year. But, one thing affected me so much that I can’t ever look past the experience. This past summer I served as a summer intern for the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School. In Freedom School I worked with a lot of children who were forgotten and misguided. I loved those kids. They were such a joy to me that I loved to come home worn out after a long day. I really affected them. Working with them was so great to me that I have decided to reach out and help more children in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. With Christmas a little more than a month away, I’ve decided to team up with the Zulu Social and Leisure Club here in New Orleans for the first annual Little Monster’s Toy Drive. Every year the Zulu Club holds a Toy Drive for children in the Sixth Ward in New Orleans and right before the Holidays they distribute the toys. This is amazing! During this time of economic hardship it may be even harder for families to give their children gifts but as a community we can come together to make sure every family has a wonderful holiday season! I signed on for this event because I believe I love helping and serving the community no matter where I’m located. My goal for this drive is 10 families. I want to help the Zulu Club help 10 families this year. And, I need ALL of your help and support. I’m calling everyone who reads this note and all of the upcoming press to reach out and help me to provide 10 families with the toys and gifts that they deserve!
How The Drive WIll Work:
I will set up collection boxes at the following universities:
University of New Orleans
If you have slightly used toys that are in good shape please drop them in the donation boxes at these campuses.
Give all toys to me and I will take care of it!
If you don’t have SLIGHTLY used toys, feel free to purchase new toys for these kids!
(I would prefer you purchase NEW toys. Who wants to open OLD TOYS for XMAS?!?)
If you dont want to buy toys, I will be taking donations and I will go out and shop for toys for these children. All donations will be excepted and I’m looking forward to you helping the Lil Monster’s Toy Drive reach it’s goal.
I am looking for ENERGETIC, COMMITTED and DEPENDABLE people to assist me in reaching the community with this drive. I’m looking for people who can go out and canvas for these kids and people to go out and collect toys from drop off points.
THE LIL MONSTER’S TOY DRIVE IS NOT A GAME NOR PUBLICITY STUNT!
I am serious about reaching out into the community and being a positive influence on what people have kicked around and labeled bad for so long. How can we uplift our neighborhoods and children if they have nothing to look up to or be hopeful about. Yes, we have a black president but Barack can’t do it all. Lets be the change we want to see in the world. So I’m calling out to all fraternities, sororities, student organizations, faculty and abled man and woman to pitch in and give 10 FAMILIES gifts for the holidays!
To help the casue:
FACEBOOK ME-Kelvin Monsta Brown (Loyola New Orleans)
CALL ME-contact me to get my number
OR HOLLA @ ME IN PERSON!
Last but not least, if you know a family that would benefit from the Little Monster’s Toy Drive that lives outside the target area (The Sixth Ward of New Orleans) either in the New Orleans Metro Area or NATIONWIDE please submit their information and we will take care of it! Thank you!!!
Your Friendly Neighborhood Monster,
Kelvin K. Brown