Dallas, Texas Dec 15, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – What: Unity Unlimited Inc, the producers of Opal’s Walk for Freedom and Juneteenth Strong Community Celebration with Dr.Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth, will host their annual Secret Santa Distribution Day, a private distribution giving program for grandparents who are now raising their grandchildren due to various circumstances. Unity Unlimited, Inc. has several programs that uplift families, making sure underprivileged children experience the joy of Christmas.
In collaboration with the Fort Worth Independent School District Engagement Specialists who ensure program participant eligibility, the program is sponsored this year by JCPenney, Addias, Fidelity Charitable Foundation, Como Lion Heart and other community based organizations like Fort Worth Police Department who helped to move the wrapped gifts from BakerChapel AME Church the “Santa’s workshop” location. Together our main priority is to provide clothing, shoes, coats, and undergarments for the children, followed by toys to enhance their Christmas experience and the freedom of celebrating the joy of the season.
Why: Started more than 10 years ago by program chair Dorothea Patterson-Davis who was asked to help a grandmother provide Christmas for five children whose mother was arrested right before the holiday, the program has grown exponentially this year to provide 266 families with gifts to 480 children which is up from last year’s 88 families and 127 children which is over a 200 percent increase! Next year they plan to award a college scholarship to a graduating senior who was a past participant in the program.
Date: Saturday December 16, 2023
Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: **Not for public announcement** American Legion Post #516, 6801 Manhattan Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76120
- An appearance by Dr.Opal Lee who will be reading her book Juneteenth a Children’s Story
- Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
- Meal prepared for the families by The American Legion veterans
- Food distribution by Midwest Food Bank
- And more activities for the youth!
All media are asked to attend, cover and interview families and Unity Unlimited, Inc volunteers and representatives.
For more information please contact Dione Sims, Executive Director of Unity Unlimited, Inc. at 682-738-6055
About Unity Unlimited, Inc.
Unity Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is completely volunteer-driven and has activities that help communities overcome racial and cultural division. The programs they produce provide educational activities and resources to people to foster unity and harmony regardless of race, culture, or denomination, including Juneteenth Strong, a community festival that highlights the initiatives of the Grandmother of Juneteenth, Visit their website: www.unityunlimited.org
Media Contact: Daria Hookfin
Source :Unity Unlimited Inc.
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