Children’s Story Time Event
First I’d like to start by saying, thank you to all the sponsors who helped me put this Story Time event together. Thank you to Latisha Ingram and Cheryl Rivers of Irvinton Village for allowing me the opportunity in hosting my event at their location. Thank you to Author Sophia Anderson for taking the time to read to the kids, thank you to Maggie Vargas of New York Ices for providing the ice cream/ices, thank you to Hassana Tadi of Vitamin Yellow and Dione Coyle for painting all the kids faces, thank you to Jerren Willis of JwilPhotos for taken the photos, thank you to Dr. Kreshon Smith of BrAids N BeAds for suggesting Irvinton Village and to Central Market for providing the gifts.
I believe we all have a responsibility as people to give back in some sort of way. Whether it be in donations, fundraising, philanthropy or volunteering we all should give back. Kids are the future and we all know they are like little sponges, they take in anything and everything even if it’s good or bad. When you define the word charity it means; “giving to those in need, as a humanitarian act”. So we as people should give back, it helps others and also helps ourselves.
On Friday, July 29th myself along with the sponsors put together a Story Time Event for the children of Irvinton Village. Irvinton Village is a low-income housing community that is operated by Houston Housing Authority. The mission of Houston Housing Authority is to “improve lives by providing quality, affordable housing options and promoting education“. The education system for inner cities has never been good, inner city kids lack the resources that are available for other kids, which isn’t fair. Creating a story time event, volunteering or just doing something can go a long way. Things have to change so the future of our younger generations can thrive and prosper.
The Story Time Event at Irvinton Village was our way in giving back, letting kids enjoy their summer by providing a fun environment of face painting, story time and ice cream. By seeing all the smiles and painted faces I believe this event was a success not only for the sponsors and myself but mainly for the kids.
PH: Jerren Willis