Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Successful Toy Drive

African American United Fund partnered with Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation to provide toys to 300 needy children

On December 21, 2010 from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm, in cooperation with the Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation, African American United Fund distributed toys for 300 children at the African American United Fund Conference Center at 2231 N. Broad Street.

“This time of the year people are in need and we are pleased our donors have contributed to this cause”, stated Linda Richardson, President of the Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation.

Donors to the Toy Drive include Toys for Tots, Tree House Books, North Philadelphia Neighborhood Bike Works, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Home Real Estate, Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation, African American United Fund and the African American Student Union of Central High School. Cherron Perry Thomas, African American United Fund Board Chair said, “We are so pleased at the donations from people and especially the Central High School students’ commitment.”

Each year demand for toys exceeds goals set by the African American United Fund and generous donors provide toys to help meet requests received often days before the distribution.

Thank you to our donors who made this year's toy drive a success! We were received local broadcast media coverage on December 21 during our distribution, we served many more families than we did last year and we were helped by number of organizations listed above.

Happy Holidays!

Warm regards,

Aissia Richardson

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