We desperately need school supplies for students in New Orleans…

We need your help! We cannot give up! The children of New Orleans need us now!

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We desperately need school supplies for students in New Orleans…

The Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign has partnered with the Congressional Black Caucus; in preparation for their forthcoming trip to New Orleans, Louisiana on August 9-10, 2006, to collect school supplies to deliver to some of the most poorly resourced schools in the hurricane-affected areas. The dates of the donation drive are July 31 through August 4.

If you are traveling to Capitol Hill in Washington DC to visit offices, please pass by any of the following Congressional Black Caucus offices designated as drop-off locations to donate schools supplies or other items that the youngest survivors from one of this nation’s most horrific natural disasters can use to get their new school year started off on the best possible foot.

Suggested supplies to donate:


Books (ages 6-16)

Lined loose leaf paper






1″ three ring binders



Glue sticks

Lunch boxes

The following offices will have clearly-marked bins:

Rep. Artur Davis – 208 CHOB

Rep. Cynthia McKinney – 320 CHOB

Rep. Kendrick Meek – 1039 LHOB

Rep. Donna Christensen – 1510 LHOB

Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick – 1610 LHOB

Rep. Barbara Lee – 1724 LHOB

Rep. William Jefferson – 2113 RHOB

Rep. Mel Watt – 2236 RHOB

Rep. Maxine Waters – 2344 RHOB

Rep. Bennie Thompson – 2432 RHOB

————————Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.Hip Hop CaucusChief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign

National Coordinator

1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600Washington, DC 20036

O – (202) 787 – 5256C – (202) 375 – 3913Rev@hiphopcaucus.orgwww.hiphopcaucus.org

“The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.”

Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

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Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.