YAP’s national Give Back initiative is in full swing. Programs in all of our 18 states are hosting or participating in a variety of community service events limited only by their creativity and imagination. In Chatham County, GA, YAP recently collaborated with Socks for Courtney to host a “Trunk of Love Day” that helped the homeless in Savannah.
“We set out to fill our trunks with love (warm socks and warm cups of chili),” said YAP Program Director Dr. LaVeisha Cummings. Her group set up shop near the Inner City Night Shelter and the Salvation Army to distribute socks and food generously donated by Walmart, Wendy’s and Atlanta Bread. More than 100 pairs of socks were distributed along with food items.
Alneata C. Kemp, founder of Courtney's SOCKS, worked beside LaVeisha and her team at the event. Aleanta’s daughter Courtney died of an undiagnosed heart condition at the tender of age of nine. Along with all living creatures, Courtney also loved socks of all types, colors and patterns. Her parents founded Socks for Courtney in her honor.
Courtney’s legacy of giving with love embodies the spirit of YAP’s 40 years of commitment to community. YAP’s Give Back initiative is one of the many ways we are working together to “strengthen communities, one biography at a time.”