Staying true to our mission to rebuild and restore balance to low-income, marginalized and disadvantaged communities by helping, encouraging, inspiring and empowering women, children, youth and young adults around the world Phoenix Queens of the Nation is once again organizing our Annual Zulu SeedZ Toy & Clothing Drive – this year in support of the children and youth of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula (BGCVP) Lassiter Courts Unit in Newport News, Virginia.
Our Annual Zulu SeedZ Toy & Clothing Drive is a community service initiative which began in 2014 in support of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore located in the Bronx, NYC. Every year since, PQOTN has used this as an opportunity to assist low income families in the Bronx during the holiday season; doing our part to ease the economic burden and stress families may experience during this time.
This year, it our honor to help support the children and youth of BGCVP Lassiter Courts. As a youth development organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula (BGCVP) has provided development opportunities to youth living on the Peninsula since 1946. Initially known as the Boys Club of Newport News and serving 250 boys, within the last seven decades BGCVP has grown at an amazing rate, serving nearly 6,000 unduplicated boys and girls in the cities of Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg and in the counties of York, Gloucester and Mathews since 2015. BGCVP provides youth development opportunities during the afterschool hours, spring break and summer recess with a focus on five core areas: Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, Sports, Recreation & Fitness, and the Arts. By focusing on these five core areas, BGCVP are providing youth with a firm foundation to succeed in every area of their lives. BGCVP’s purpose is captured in its mission, which is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
On December 15th, Lassiter Courts will be having it’s first Annual Christmas Celebration. Phoenix Queens of the Nation is ready and willing help make this event a success. We would like to use this year’s Zulu SeedZ Toy & Clothing Drive as a way to provide Lassiter Courts with much needed supplies and resources needed to help ensure that it’s members have the very best experience possible as as Boys & Girls Club members. The Lassiter Courts Unit currently services 40 – 45 children and youth ages 6 – 17. The following list of items are ways that the public can help make this possible.
Art & Crafts:
- Paint (Pastel, watercolor etc.)
- Construction paper (small and large)
- Colored Pencils
- Glue (glue sticks)
- Pencils (No. 2)
- Coloring Books
- Nickelodeon Deluxe Slimy Creations Kits
STEM Education Toys:
- Edu Science World Globes
- Edu Science Telescopes
- Edu Science Microscopes
- Edu Science Smart Slides Activity Kits
- Edu Science Junior Scientist Combo Kits
- Magnifying Glasses
- Meccano M.A.X. Advanced X-Factor Engineering & Robotics Sets
- LEGO Construction Sets
- LEGO Architecture Sets
Games & Puzzles:
- Quick Cups Stacking Game Sets
- Portable Basketball Hoop
- Rawlins Baseball Pitching Machine
- Jump Ropes
- Hoola Hoops
- Washable Sidewalk Chalk
Page will be updated soon with information on the Clothing Drive!!!!
Please send donations to:
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula
C/O BGCVP Lassiter Courts
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
For more information please contact Zulu Queen Benu Ma’at @ firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com