Printed on December twenty ninth, 2022 |
by Jameelah “Simply Jay” Wilkerson
This 12 months’s benchmark occasion introduced out New York’s Channel 7 information which lined the eleventh annual coat drive occasion produced by the “Queen of Harlem” Michelle Smalls. This 12 months’s drive gifted over $100,000 in clothes, electronics (together with laptops & good TVs), and sneakers.
The Hype Journal’s New York correspondent, Chris Peterson, was readily available as a volunteer on the eleventh annual occasion alongside Child DJ DJ Sassy J.
On the day of the occasion, Chris reviews that individuals started forming a line as early as 8 am ready for doorways to open (doorways opened at 1 pm), and the strains wrapped across the nook your entire time in line with our man on the bottom.
All donations got here principally from family and friends of the Queen of Harlem. There have been additionally meals, snacks, and a heated bus offered for the households. A particular spotlight was the dance competitors the place she gave away high-end gadgets resembling a diamond ring and a Burberry bag additionally!
There was a particular rule this 12 months, kids went and picked out their very own items, and fogeys weren’t allowed to dictate or resolve for youngsters! Michelle declared, “It’s in regards to the children and solely the children so it’s their alternative it doesn’t matter what it’s!”
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