This year’s BABJ “party with a purpose” helped collect clothing and toiletries for Loving Arms – Maryland youth shelter in Gwynn Oak.
This was also a chance for BABJ members to catch up, fellowship and have a great time for a good cause.
Among the festivities, members played an impromptu Baltimore quiz game for prizes.
Those in attendance took time out acknowledge founders day for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and to wish Immediate Past President Nicki Mayo a happy birthday.
ME: I’m not having a birthday dinner party this year.
BABJ MEMBERS: … hold my beer. Oh you’re having a birthday dinner party. We’re making this a birthday dinner party. (NOTE: Please excuse the cleavage. I was having a good time.) Video via @sallycherry pic.twitter.com/ZEHSdz7AcG
— Nicki Mayo (@nickimayonews) December 5, 2018
Everyone left the event with a special limited edition #BABJHoliday ornament/magnet.
BABJ members and party guests donated nearly 120 items to Loving Arms.
Here is a complete itemized list of the 2018 #BABJHoliday donations:
#BABJHoliday Loving Arms Shelter Donation Inventory
- 1 girls coat
- 1 young women’s sweatshirt
- 5 boys pajamas set
- 2 boys sleep pants
- 3 girls pajamas sets
- 29 individual pairs mens/boys underpants
- 29 mens/boys undershirts
- 12 pairs of women’s underwear
- 27 pairs of socks
- 4 toothbrushes
- 1 toothpaste
- 2 deodorants
- 1 vaseline
- 1 lotion
- 1 skin care kit
- 1 pack of maxi pads (16)
Our BABJ Holiday Hangout History
BABJ started in the fall of 2013 and immediately jumped into a holiday tradition of having a “party with a purpose” to help Baltimore-area charities and efforts while supporting Black owned businesses. Here’s a growing list of the #BABJHoliday efforts over the years.
2015 – We hosted our 2015 #BABJHoliday at Flight American Fusion. BABJ continued the season of giving tradition with a coat and toy drive to benefit the Penn-North Kids Safe Zone in Sandtown. Several members also adopted 3 girls ages 8 and 11.
2018 – BABJ collected more than 120 clothing items and toiletries for teens at the Loving Arms – Maryland youth shelter during our party at Flight American Fusion. (View photos here)