NVULYPN Gives $2,000 to Affiliate During Annual Holiday Party and Open House
Alexandria, VA -- It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Members of the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professional Networks (NVULYPN) truly believe that and it’s not just because the end of the year Holiday season is a great time for a party, but it also presents huge opportunities for collective giving.
This giving was kicked off with the Young Professionals Network making a gift of $2,000 to its affiliate, the Northern Virginia Urban League. The check was presented to Ronald Hopson, chair of the Board of Directors.
NVULYPN’s Annual Holiday Party and Open House was held on Thursday December 10 at Northern Virginia Urban League headquarters located at 1315 Duke Street in Alexandria. In addition to an event full of food and holiday cheer, members of NVULYPN organized a toy drive to support the Marine Toys for Tots program.
Erikka Hamer, Director of Social Programs, chaired the holiday event and said that giving and service one of the backbones of NVULYPN. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from the community in their giving. Everything we do is for the community and it’s an honor for us this year to partner with the Marine Toys for Tots program in bringing smiles and joy to local youth.”
The event was free and open to the public. Attendees were also given the opportunity to tour the historic Freedom House Museum, which serves as a preservation of the history of the thousands of Black men, women and children who passed through the largest domestic slave trading depot in the country.