Thank you very much for registering to receive Turkey Baskets during this holiday season. It was our sincere
pleasure to serve you. We realize that the need is greater than what we could offer this year and we look at this as an opportunity to do more next year. We plan to get out there and start
early in our fundraising efforts as well as galvanize the neighborhoods and get others involved.
This entire event was made possible by volunteers, who do not earn money from the work they do.
They do this because they care and are committed to making our community better by giving their time, money, and making personal sacrifices. We owe them a great debt that can only be repaid by paying
In particular we would like to thank Ms. Chaunette Stokes, our Director of Sponsorships and Fundraising for
leading and organizing this event. Chaunette not only worked to make this event a success, but she also enlisted the help of her mother and aunt, Ms. Marie and Stacy Bowling, who travelled from
Manassas, VA. We thank you so very much.
We would also like to thank all our other volunteers to include our special under 18 volunteers (children of
volunteers) like: Khalil Brooks Jr. (8 years old), who got up early on a Saturday morning to go shopping with us. Also, Alijah Wade (10 years old), who on an early Sunday morning got up to go
pickup turkeys, unload the vehicles, stuff bags, and was individually responsible for making sure all 100 bags had an HRAP flyer. Lastly, Javar Rodriguez (14 years old) who distributed bags of joy to
those in need. These 3 young men are the future of this country and they are showing early that you are never too young to give back and get involved.
Last but not least, the people who make up HRAP and makes us able to do what we do. These individuals for over
the last six years have worked tirelessly to effect change and help build HRAP. They are the ones who deserve all the praise. This event was made possible by their efforts and hard work as well
as their financial contributions. Anna David (Director of Development and Incoming CEO 2021), Kennetta Douglas (Director of Enterprise Support), LaTasha Davis (Chief Financial Officer), Walter
Crawford (Director of Education and Programs), Kimberly Williams (Chief Strategist), Daniel Byrd, (Director of Volunteer Services), Tiffanne May (Director of Mentorship & incoming Director of
Development 2021), Krystal Oriadha (Director of Communications), Dominique Odesola (Director of Human Resources), Barbara Oliver (Deputy Director of Sponsorship and Fundraising), Antarriey Norman
(Deputy Director of Mentorship), Cathy Brown (Deputy Director Social Media), Annamelda Paul (Policy Writer), Linda Whitting (Trainer), Melvin Dockett (Trainer), Jerrell Shuford (Student Advisor &
Security Specialist), Donna Powell (Program Support Assistant), Anthony Wade (Logistics, Contracts and Procurement), Khalil Brooks (Building Engineer and Logistic Support) and Tanja Boney (Event
A special thank you to other volunteers and friends who came out to support this effort. Individuals like, Edna
Rodriguez, Jason Vanzant, Allene David, Robert Murray, Kerry Kee, and Niajee Ervin. We thank you and want you to know there's always a place for you to "Come Grow With Us" here at
We would like to thank our sponsors who provided gift cards, CashApp, and other contribution to make this event
a success. We ask that you in kind support them: Harris Teeter, Trader Joe's, The HIVE
2.0, REIGN LLC, Blissful
Blenz, No Hidden Agenda, Crawford Corner, Docs Fitness 100, Healthy Aging, C Spa & Wellness and Richard
There is so much work to do. We are calling on the entire area of Washington, DC to find a program to get
involved with. It does not have to be Human Resources Achievement Program, Inc. Find a program that shares your same values as I am certain there is a need for whatever skillset you possess.
Thank you again for allowing us to serve you.
Ernesto Rodriguez, Founder and CEO
#BREAK...... This #BREAK represents: 1. #Break the cycle of police brutality and the shooting of unarmed people of color. 2. #Break the school
to prison pipeline. 3. #Break the stigma of mental health in the black community 4. #Break away from all things race driven in order to rebuild the American system (this speaks to our allies whom we
are calling to action. To break away from their norms of silence for the sake of peace). 5. #Break from those in our communities who don’t speak up for us or support us but take our dollar$.
EPISODE 1 - #Break the cycle of police brutality and the shooting of unarmed people of color.
EPISODE 2 - #Break The Stigma Of Mental Health In The Black Community
EPISODE 3 - #Break the School to Prison Pipeline
EPISODE 4 - #Break away from all things race driven in order to rebuild the American system
EPISODE 5 - #Break from those in our communities who don’t speak up for us or support us but take our dollar$