2018 A Strong Beginning

What About The Children, Inc finished 2017 with many achievements for our youth and community.  As we head into 2018, we're off to another great start.  We received the support of the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) with a grant to fund our efforts with our youth initiatives.  In addition, the New York City Parks Department awarded us a grant to further our community involvement with our newly enhanced park.  We are also working closely with Mott Hall IV Middle School to facilitate 5 college tours for the students.  So far we have arranged for tours at two CUNY colleges, one private college, one SUNY college and working on adding an Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

 

Community Enhancement

After almost a year of hard work, the newly renovated Saratoga Ballfield was opened to the community.  This was a joint project between the NYC Parks Department and the Oceanhill Brownsville community.  What About The Children, Inc. spearheaded the initiative.

January 2017

2017 - Off To A Good Start

We kicked off 2017 with a lot of flare.  What About The Children, Inc. was featured on Good Morning America (ABC, Ch 7) on Monday, January 23, along with our sponsor, KIDS/FASHION DELIVERS, Burlington.  We were being recognized for our good work in distributing thousands of coats to the needy of our communities.   Zora Hardamon, Executive Director, and Johnnymae Robinson, Project Coordinator, represented our organization.

 

Year End 2016

It just keeps getting better with another phenomenal year of giving.  Some highlights ...

Our warm coat drive was a huge success.  We were able to distribute many thousands of coats to schools, faith based organizations, shelters, community centers, family and friends.  Thanks to our sponsors, especially KIDS/FASHION DELIVERS, Burlington, and the many groups that held coat drives - PS312, MBOOTH, Resolute Digital, J. Gallery, PS101 and ABC Disney volunteers, and to our corporate sponsor,  Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and to the many, many volunteers that helped is so many ways.

We were able to bring joy, toys and clothing to children and families through our Secret Santa project.

What About The Children, Inc. partnered with AmazonSmile to help raise funds for our charitable organization. 

The Fashion Foundation, headed up by Amanda Munz, sponsored our school, PSIS 155, with art and school supplies, in addition to participating in our park initiative.

What About The Children, Inc was awarded a $1,000 grant from the NYC Parks Department to raise community involvement and awareness for the renovation of the Saratoga Ballfield.  

Our college tour was well attended by over 60 students from several of our local schools. 

Year End 2015

What About The Children, Inc. wrapped up another successful year of giving to the community.  Our Secret Santa project put smiles on many faces as we distributed gifts to almost 60 children.  Our coat drive provided warmth of body and spirit as we handed out about 2,000 coats.  Our partnership with the Fashion Foundation contributed over $4,000 in uniforms, supplies and gym equipment to the children in PSIS 155.

Gaining Momentum!

A Big Thank You to Atlantic Yards/Nets/DBNA for the generous grant of $5K! We will surely be putting this dontation to great use. 

Making History! Bringing 23 Community Based Organizations together to collaborate as a unified group under the vision of Pastor Herbert Daughtry and his daughter Sharon Daughtry of the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance. This new group is called the "First 23" and our goal is to bring supportive services to our community.


Keeping our Children Warm

A grandmother in California saw our name WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN on a website that has over 500 names, she chose us. She wrote this letter and hand made the scarves and hats for us to ensure that some young child is warm.