HAMPTON, Va. (October 31, 2019) – The Hampton University Department of Education and the Norfolk, Hampton, and Suffolk (VA) Chapters of The Links, Incorporated are hosting a pop-up boutique to gather winter clothing for the displaced Bahamian students who currently attend Hampton University. The pop-up will be held on Friday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Phenix Hall on campus. There will also be a pizza social.
The collaboration for this event has involved addressing the current and future needs of the Bahamian students through activities, like this sweater and winter coat drive, as the winter months are fast approaching. It also will include the gifting of international telephone cards, for calling home to family members, and gift cards for “spending change.” The outreach has secured much-needed items for the students given the cold temperatures that they are not familiar with and the need to remain in contact with their family members and other significant others.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 15,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.
For more information or to donate winter clothing or other items to the Bahamian students who are currently matriculating at Hampton University, please contact Dr. Martha Jallim Hall at Martha.Jallim-Hall@hamptonu.edu.