Heartwarming event marked by smiles, attendance of rap superstar Redman
This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16, 2023), the Loyalty Foundation distributed 100 free Chromebook laptops to School Age Child Care (SACC) participants at The Gateway Family YMCA, headquartered in Elizabeth. NJ.
The Chromebooks were distributed to the SACC families on a first-come-first-serve basis at 3 different The Gateway Family YMCA locations, including the Elizabeth Branch, Five Points Branch, and Rahway Branch.
“It was a beautiful Martin Luther King Jr. Day and we were so pleased to collaborate with all the wonderful folks from The Gateway YMCA in Elizabeth, NJ to distribute the computers,” said Loyalty Foundation Founder, David Neeman. “The community and atmosphere was electric, and we can't thank the incomparable Redman and Rahmean Pops of 211 Community Impact enough for supporting our equity empowerment mission. Seeing all the smiles on the families faces and knowing how much these computers will help them, means the world to us.”
“We are very appreciative of The Loyalty Foundation, a strong partner to The Gateway Family YMCA and the families we serve. Access to technology is imperative to provide academic success and recovery from the learning loss experienced over these past few years. This donation opens a world of possibilities for our children,” said Melynda A. Disla, President/Chief Executive Officer, The Gateway Family YMCA. “It was a heartwarming event and a great collaboration. We are truly thankful to Redman for taking the time to visit with families at our YMCA and brighten the smiles of all who attended. We are thankful to Rahmean Pops of 211 Community Impact for joining the Loyalty Foundation in sharing the gift of technology with our students.”
Above are photos from the special day, which was attended by David Neeman, Founder, Loyalty Foundation, Rahmean Pops, Executive Director of 211 Community Impact and rap superstar, Redman.
Last Photo: Sharing a moment with the last Elizabeth YMCA family to pick up their Chromebook. L-F: Naldy Velarde (School Age Child Care & Camp Director), Jasmine Shaw (Housing Coordinator), Redman, Earnestine Brookins (The Gateway Family YMCA), David Neeman (Founder, Loyalty Foundation), a happy Chromebook recipient and his family, Colleen Clayton (Chief Membership and Development Officer), Rahman Pops (Executive Director of 211 Community Impact).