ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation today led students from Cerritos College EOPS Dynamics of Leadership Class in a service project that honors the legacy and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students volunteered to assemble over 100 hygiene kits to benefit Ontario, California homeless and federal Ontario International Airport TSA workers furloughed due to the government shut down. Discussions about community service, community building, and community sustainability were led by D’Andre Lampkin and Cerritos College professor Henrietta Hurtado.
Everyone has the power to make a positive impact in our hearts, our lives, and our communities. During this season of thanks, the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation is extremely grateful for the generosity of our supporters, volunteers, and donor partners that make it possible for us to continue our goal to sponsor and create programs and initiatives that lead to the development of stronger communities and positively impact individuals wanting to lead happier and healthier lives.
Mark your Calendars for the Lampkin Foundation’s Annual Social Good Fundraising Gala! The Foundation cordially invites you to attend its inaugural Annual Gala and After Party on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the beautiful Beverly Banquets (formerly the Historic Beverly Hotel) in the city of Ontario. This gala affair will kickoff at 7:00 PM, and will include dinner, keynote speakers, a silent auction, special recognitions, and important updates. Watch this part of our website for more details or sign up for our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss one of the most highly-anticipated events in the Ontario region this year.
As you may already know, the funds we raise from this years gala will enable the Lampkin Foundation to continue its programs and initiatives through 2019. The Lampkin Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in July 2017. Since then we have provided 5 college scholarships, fed 48 families throughout the region, and provided and coordinated disaster relief for residents on the mainland of the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. We are very proud of our achievements to date.
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Ernestine Allen is a 32-year resident of the city of Ontario who has seen many changes over the years on her mostly palm-tree-lined street, Plaza Serena. But one thing has stayed constant: everyone communicates and looks out for one another.
In May, Ernestine noticed the diadora pine tree located in her front yard beginning to lean as winds battered the Ontario area. She was concerned parts of the tree would fall and damage adjacent homes or neighbors walking by her home.
Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, his message is still just as significant. It is my hope his legacy last another 50 years and beyond.
He taught us that there is validity in protest and that you can change the country through meaningful, constructive civil engagement. He even noted that everyone has the potential to be great through service.
Let’s also not forget King was stressed about the progress being made in the United States. There were some gains but there was also loss – including death.
Dr. King was perhaps one of the greatest human beings to ever grace this earth. Chief among the characteristics of being a human being is that he was human – not perfect, but certainly spiritually aware of our nature and the need to improve how we treat each other.
When shopping for Christmas gifts this season, please keep the Lampkin Foundation in mind. There may be people on your list who might truly appreciate having a donation to the Lampkin Foundation made in their name, rather than receiving a tangible gift. This is a perfect option for people who “have everything” or whose lives have been impacted in some way by pulmonary fibrosis, recent disasters, or lack of access to fresh food, which our organization works to bring awareness to every day.
Today is the day we set aside to give thanks for our family and the many friends we have in our lives.
I tend to be thankful for everyone who made this Thanksgiving Holiday possible… Especially those who are working and making the holiday progress in ways that are unseen. My thanks extends from the law enforcement officer, soldier serving overseas, soup kitchen worker, to the grocery store cashier.
We are incredibly grateful for everyone’s support of the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation Bingo Fundraiser.
Last weekend we held a Bingo Game Fundraiser. It was a huge success. Thanks to our community of supporters, donors, and volunteers, we are able to continue our mission of building stronger, more equitable communities together.