On Saturday, December 17th, members of Justice Community and Justice Community Plusheld “A Holiday on Belmont Ave” event. Created, planned, and executed by our youth, A Holiday on Belmont Ave was the end result of our current cohort’s participation.
|(Our staff member Dwayne with our Justice Community Plus participant prepping the kiosk for the event)|
Serving as our current cohort’s large community benefit projects, participants expressed a strong desire to give back while also creating a space where the community can gather together and share some cheer going in to the holiday season.
|(BCJC participant sorting out the merchandise; making sure everything is picture perfect!)|
In collaboration with the Foundation Showroom, brand new winter gear items were distributed to the community members. Some of the brands included were Alpha Industries, New Era, Akoo Clothing, 10 Deep, and Quiksilver.
Throughout the event, community members were able to view and select several items which included coats/jackets, hats, and scarfs.
|(Community members lining up in anticipation for the start of the event)|
|(The bags are packed and ready for sendoff!)|
|(Community members receiving swag bags from the event)|
|(Community members being assisted by event staff to select the flyest gear for the holidays!)|
(Participants receiving some new winter gear for the holidays!)
Additionally, community members partook in delicious holiday treats from Brownsville’s own 3 Black Cats Café and Cakery!
|(Participants serving delicious holiday treats to community members!)|
As the event closed, over 300 community members and guests were served with various winter items for the holidays!
|(After a great day of giving back, participants, volunteers, and staff take a group picture!)|