Allen Temple kids made the “nice list” this Christmas

When a good new friend of mine invited me to speak to young females about the importance of attending college I was honored to even be thought of. Little did I know that I was going to witness the incredible feeling of what it truly means to impact a community.

It’s nice to receive blessings but it’s a lot more fulfilling when you can be a blessing to someone else. Christmas came a little early this year for boys and girls living in Allen Temple apartments. Thanks to the Sell Hope not Dope organization hundreds of gifts were shipped to Atlanta from majority of college students attending HBCU’s.

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Sell Hope not Dope Members John Vaughn, Daphne Banks, Dominique Shell, and Obadiah Njoku

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More Sell Hope not Dope members Man Man and Obadiah Njoku
I walked in the room amazed by the many gifts that surrounded the table in front of the room. From personal experience, I enjoyed shopping for the little girl I was assigned to sponsor. She loved Frozen dolls and reading and I wanted to get her almost every frozen toy I saw.

I adore this beautiful girl!
I can just imagine the hearts of others who were shopping for their kids as well. But nothing beats the glow in kids’ faces when they received their wrapped and unwrapped toys. Wait-there is something that beat it-their eyes popping out when special guest comedian DC Young Fly walked in the room. These kids went CRAZY! He not only motivated them to reach their highest potential but got them dancing to of course “Hit the Quan” and “Nae Nae”.

DC Young Fly with kids. Photo taken from @sellhopenotdope

Photo taken from @sellhopenotdope
On behalf of the kids, I would like to say they had the time of their lives! I am very proud of the community for making this event happen and thinking about our future generation. I’m also very thankful for my friend OB who included me to be a part of it. It was nice seeing college students/alums, Fraternities and  Sororities, and community leaders come together for a common cause. We need more of this,

For more of Sell Hope not Dope please visit their Instagram page @sellhopenotdope.


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