Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets (PRPIS) 9th Annual PRPIS Chuck Brown “Hat, Coat, Boot Blanket, and Food Collection Drive and MLK Family Day Program”
Washington, D.C. – On January 19,2019 Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets (PRPIS), D.C. Department of Human Services, The Chuck Brown Foundation, and Ben’s Chili Bowl, will present the 8th Annual Chuck Brown “Hat, Coat, Boot, Blanket, and Food Collection Drive and DC MLK Family Day Program”.
This year’s “Hat Coat Boot Blanket Food Collection Drive” theme is ‘Get to Giving’ in which PRPIS will provide a platform for our community to demonstrate their giving spirit towards the community in which they share with others less fortunate than they are.
There will be an onsite designated collection area for receiving donations of hats, coats, boots, blankets, food, and personal hygiene items, etc. (all donations accepted). Donated items will be distributed to homeless shelters in the area. We hope this effort will serve as an aid to prevent the many casualties that our city has encountered due to unlivable conditions for the homeless outside. It is our hopes at Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets, that by collaborating with city organizations to assist us with this project, we will succeed in help providing the homeless with the resources that will help raise their self esteem and promote a positive transitional period for them back into the main stream of living; along with, providing health screening, testing, and information to maintain healthy living while in a homeless status.
The Collective Women Organization will be providing onsite HIV, and Hep C testing.
There will also be entertainment provided by local artist.
In honor of the MLK Holiday, the Dept. of Human Services and Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets will also be kicking off a welcoming party for its new short term family housing facility "The Triumph", and donating items to the new residents that will be occupying it.
Remember "It Takes a Village"