Archive for September, 2021

Kim’s Day/3rd Annual G.R.A.C.E Back to School Block Party! (recap)
September 16, 2021

G.R.A.C.E non-profit board

September 5, 2021 – What is a better way to celebrate and send off our scholars in Harlem than giving back. The mission of granting resources and community enrichment was achieved through the selfless efforts, volunteering and strategic planning for the betterment of our future leaders. G.R.A.C.E 3rd Annual Back to School Block Party event was also in collaboration in honoring and remembering Ms. Kim a beloved and intricate part of many lives. She was always ready to lend a helping hand at every event prior, served, loved and encouraged everyone who surrounded her in Delano Houses. As high as the balloons reached in tribute to her legacy; is how far she spread her genuine joy for life, positivity and being a mother figure to many. She will be missed tremendously.

Family ties celebrating their mom Ms. Kim with smiles.

The rain did not stop the party and the cool breeze after was welcomed afterwards. The grill was filled burgers, hot dogs, shish kebobs and cooked to perfection by no other than Chef Ham himself. There was also an assortment of pizzas and beverages generously provided by Papa John’s, we commend Robert Rose and his community outreach efforts in Harlem. Covid testing was readily available and provided by We Are Not Afraid, Inc. The cotton candy, snow cones, Blue’s Clue character and bouncy houses provided by Square Root entertainment. It was most satisfying to witness the children jump rope, get their face painted and shoot hoops in pure enjoyment. It felt like old times as the young and old gathered, talked, jumped double dutch and danced together to the tunes spun by DJ M Fresh.

CEO/Founder of G.R.A.C.E non-profit photographed with Chanel Benjamin PR/Marketing

It was a successful family Sunday fun day in preparation to get the students ready for the new school year. It also was to assist and allievate parents of school supply expenses. As backpacks filled with school supplies, post its, notepads, socks, writing utensils, affirmation card decks, monthly planners, masks and mask holders were inside.

Spiderman face painting

G.R.A.C.E non-profit strives to uplift, embrace and motivate the community. The celebration of the Back to School Block Party was initiated to support families with supplies, resources, and activities. By giving back to the very community that assisted in growth, leadership development and now it is our turn to pass down the torch to the next generation.

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