Aggies and Friends,
In celebration of the North Carolina A&T State University’s 125th Anniversary, the Washington, DC Chapter is planning a very significant and massive community service project.
30 Days of 125 “Aggie Pride” Acts of Kindness
The project will commence during the month of April, “Aggie Pride” Month, which was founded by our former Chapter President, Gerald Williams, Class of 1983. Every day in the month, from 1 April to 30 April, the chapter will designate what 125 items will be collected for that day and where it will be donated.
The 125th Anniversary Ad Hoc Chapter Committee has commenced talks/plans with the points of contact affiliated with our four entities designated as focused for support during that month:
1. Water for Flint, Michigan
2. D.C. Central Kitchen
3. So Others Might Eat (SOME)
4. Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus
So, how will this work? For the Water for Flint, Michigan, we are asking alumni and friends to donate at least 125 bottles (of course in cases) a day. At the end of the week, the water will be donated to an organization that is transporting the water to Flint, Michigan.
Each week will culminate with all 125 gifts per day (at least 875 items) being packaged and delivered to their designated areas. For the DC Central Kitchen and SOME, we will also spend quality time feeding the homeless. In addition, when you want us to collect the gifts you are donating, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will plan a time and location to receive your donation towards the 30 Days of 125 “Aggie Pride” Acts of Kindness.
In addition to giving of items, we also want to collect 125 community service hours during this period on behalf of our Washington, DC area alumni. You can perform the community service project independently or in concert with the chapter. The chapter’s Social and Recreation and Community Service Chairperson, Emmanuelle Willis, will identify what events the chapter is supporting. Either way, please email us at email@example.com and let us know how many community service hours you have worked because we want the Washington, DC Chapter to collect at least 125 hours of service during this period as well.
I know this is a lot to digest at one time, but get ready to give powerfully, wonderfully and in an impactful way! Please stay tuned as we will frequently promulgate when to start your 125 “Aggie Pride” Acts of Kindness.
We love you and appreciate you for being the selfless alumni that you are!!! What a way to honor our alma mater for its 125th Anniversary.
Any questions, you know how to reach us! Aggie Love – Pamela Johnson and Kristen Rutledge
Pamela L. Johnson
“The person who forgets the language of GRATITUDE is NEVER on speaking terms with HAPPINESS.”