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PLEASE READ: A very personal note from Kevin Powell

Friday, December 2, 2011

Good day everyone. I pray you and your families are well as the holiday season and Winter approach. As many of you know, we are producing my 11th annual holiday party and clothing drive tonight in New York City. It is my sincere hope that you will join us at the event or, at the least, pass by for just a few minutes and drop off clean new or used coats, gloves, hats, scarves, or other items at a donation truck which will be parked right in front of the venue.

I started this event in December 2001 as my personal response to the September 11th tragedy. I wanted to do something that brought all kinds of people together in the wake of what happened to our beloved city. I wanted to do a party with a purpose. Have fun, yes, but also give back, and give to each other.

I decided to focus on the homeless community because there were several times in my young adult life where I floated from place to place, and did not have a permanent home, so I know what it is like to struggle in that way. While I cannot imagine what it is like to actually live on the streets of any city, I do know that as human beings we have a responsibility to care for each other, to help each other, in times of need.

Weather forecasters are predicting the 2011-2012 Winter will be brutally cold and filled with snowstorms, so doubly important we generate as many coats as possible for the Safe Horizon Streetwork Project. This wonderful New York organization services over 10,000 homeless young people in some way throughout the year, and we are honored to do this event for them.

Below is the evite for tonight. Please join us, please share the evite, or please simply say a prayer or meditation for those who are homeless in our city, in our nation. Anything you can do to help matters greatly.

Respectfully,
Kevin Powell

BK Nation and Buzz Brand Marketing
invite you to

Kevin Powell’s 11th annual holiday party and clothing drive

to benefit the SAFE HORIZON STREETWORK PROJECT (a program for homeless teens and young adults in New York City)

Friday, December 2, 2011
7pm-11pm

at LE POISSON ROUGE
(best live music venue in Manhattan)

158 Bleecker Street
between Thompson and Sullivan
Greenwich Village section of NEW YORK CITY

Admission is FREE with the donation of NEW OR USED BUT CLEAN COATS, GLOVES, SCARVES, AND HATS (we ESPECIALLY need COATS, please)

RSVP your first and last name at rsvp@kevinpowell.net
21 and over with I.D.
Cash bar, and a light food menu will be available

DRESS: fashionable, holiday chic, or business attire

Music provided by hiphop legend PETE ROCK and DJ MISBEHAVIOUR

There will also be live art by ART BATTLES, live music in The Acoustic Lounge produced by musical director MARITRI in partnership with GUITAR CENTER, comedy featuring ALEX BARNETT, KEVIN BROWN, HOLLIE HARPER, and MAESHAY LEWIS, a short film by SILAS LUSTER, and free massages provided by GOSPA! MOBILE WELLNESS

HOST COMMITTEE

Marinieves Alba
Jioha Amatokwu
Tomika Anderson
Nicole Arceneaux
Dr. Chisara N. Asomugha
Dr. Catrise Austin
Jennifer Baker
Charlotte Balibar AKA DJ Super Jaimie
Michael Barclay
Amy DuBois Barnett
Timothy Bayly
Steven Behar
Chantel Bell
Sadiq Bellamy
Fiona Bloom
Thabiti Boone
Joe Branch
Jenn Brissett
Julie Brown
Rebecca Brown
Aaron Burrison
Richard Burroughs
Savay Burroughs
Martine Cadet
JLove Calderon
Stephanie Callendar
Assemblyman Karim Camara
Roslyn Campbell
Tone Capone
Lucy Castillo
Rosemary Castillo
Big Ced
Sophia Chang
Lael Chappell
Nick Charles
Dr. William Jelani Cobb
Michael Cohen
Dr. Latoya C. Conner
Chuck Creekmur
Jamilah Barnes Creekmur
Chaundra Daniels
Eisa Davis
Sonjay DeCaires
Rebecca Diaz
Janet Dickerson
Patty Dukes
Leora Edut
Atiba Edwards
Jackie Esposito
Jami Floyd
Dr. John Foster
Amber Gaines
David Galarza
Donald Garner
Hans Goff
David Grandison
Cynthia Greenberg
Marcella Runell Hall
Ted Hamm
Steve and Ruth Hendel
Geoff Herzog
Marvin Holland
Sallmore Hralima
(I am) isis
Wanda Jackson
Zachary R. James
Susan Jennings
Teri Johnson
Chloe Jones
mTkalla keaton
John Kim
Deborah Copaken Kogan
Andre Lake
Khary Lazarre-White
Jeannie Lee
Mia Legg
Rivka Little
The Lloyds of Columbus
Ginger Lopez
Rukia Lumumba
Ben Lyons
Jennifer MacArthur
Tamika Mallory
Jonathan Mannion
Mariposa
Tony Martinez
Kierna Mayo
Zac McDaniels
Shara McHayle
Tracey Miller
Ann Moller
jessica Care moore
Katrena ‘Kat’ Moore
Joan Morgan
Dominique Morisseau
David Moscow
Daron Murphy
Richard Nash
Kendrick Nathaniel
Shane Neil
Jill Newman
Rich Nice
Theresa O’ Neal
Mariko Osanai
Lola Gayle Patrick-Odeen
The Persaud Brothers
Jessica Pinkney
Blondel Pinnock
Charles Poole
Stephen Powell
Tanya Poteat
Doris Pradieu
Mary Pryor
Gwendolyn Quinn
Anne Rice
Jayson Rodriguez
Jessica Rodriguez
Naima Rock
Steve Rubin
Liza Sabater
Mark E. Sackett
Tyler Schmidt
Deborah Schwartz
Annabella Sciorra
Julie Sergel
Diallo Shabazz
April R. Silver
Aishah Shahidah Simmons
Danny Simmons
Alaina Simone
DJ Marc Smooth
Howie Solo
Reph Star
Deb Stewart
Torie Stewart
Lauren Summers
Tabu (Michael Butler)
Rahshib Thomas
Andre St. Clair Thompson
Tony Thompson
Linette Townsley
Craig Trainor
Cheo Tyehimba
Eisa Ulen
Cheyenne Van Cooten
Blanca Elizabeth Vega
Dr. Adriana Villavicencio
Quentin Walcott
Nikki Webber
Troy White
Emil Wilbekin
L. Joy Williams
Baye Wilson
Jenny Wilson
Rev. Yvette D. Wilson
Eben Wood
Terrance Yang

For more info, contact Marisa King-Redwood, Buzz Brand Marketing: mking@buzzbrandmktg.com/212-360-0399

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2 Responses to “PLEASE READ: A very personal note from Kevin Powell”

  1. I have been following you and your progress since “The Real World”. Now come to find out that you are connected with some of the same peeps as me artistically as well. I would live to contribute to this fundraiser next year! Let’s talk. Be well my brother.
    http://www.theresmagicineveryday.com

  2. Kate Linker says:

    I’m coning over to at least drop something off! Great, wonderful, and desperately needed. Thank you!

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