Empty stomachs hurt. They break concentration and make the future seem impossible. Giving food is essential to creating health.
Brown Girl Magic Ambassadors Kaitlin, Mikaela, Jade and Milan visited Piedmont Park, a hub of where many of Atlanta's homeless population hang out and gave out sandwiches, drinks and snacks. The Ambassadors just wanted to help in a meaningful way and give to the people that many just pass by on the street. Afterward Kaitlin said it really made her feel good that she could do something so simple but meaningful. Thank you to mom Teresa Wright Johnson for facilitating this Brown Girl Magic mission.
Brown Girl Magic Ambassadors were out and about On December 19th giving out socks to families in need with Superior Court Judge Beau McClain and The Elf Squad!
Judge McClain organized a toy give away called Operation Christmas for 16,000 KIDS in need in Douglas County. As part of Mikaela's Crazy Knee Socks for a cause we contacted Judge McClain to ask if we could partner up to give away 300 pairs of socks to families. With the help of sponsors on Facebook, Mikaela collected the Crazy Knee Socks because she wanted to help homeless kids and kids in need feel more fashionable and warm during the holidays. Judge McClain had already identified some 16,000 kids in need so the partnership was perfect!
It was a very cold day and luckily people could stay in their cars and collect their toys and socks! But they HAD to have a GOLDEN TICKET that was given out to families in need beforehand, in order to receive the gifts given to them!
Brown Girl Magic was created by 11-year-old aspiring actress and student Mikaela Sydney Smith who started the organization after creating Mikaela’s “Crazy Knee Socks for a Cause” campaign to collect socks for kids in need during the winter season.
Mikaela was inspired after reading the book, "Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul" and just like the heroic teens outlined in the book, Mikaela decided to extend her charitable services to brown girls like herself and develop a conference to empower and charge all brown girls to realize their inner magic to make a difference in their communities.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.
Feeding the Homeless