Annual Turkey Giveaway
What began as our foundation launch has not turned into an annual event. ALF conducts a yearly turkey giveaway in the month of November. In 2021, we were able to give away 100 turkeys. Now in 2022, we gave away 200 turkeys to residents and those in need in the Brooklyn Park community. With the help of our board members and volunteers, we are able to make this special event happen and make a little impact on those who receive a turkey. Check out some of our pictures and recap videos from this eventful day.
1 year Memoriam & Ice Cream Social
ALF hosted our first 1 year Memoriam and Ice Cream Social in remembrance of the late Awwal Ladipo. Members of the community came together to release balloons into the air and take a moment of silence to remember our dear and beloved Awwal Ladipo. The main purpose of this event was to bring our community together as one on behalf of the foundation's motive to constantly make a change in the communities that our youth should thrive in and bring awareness to youth violence.
ALF Annual Gala 2022
The Awwal Ladipo Foundation held it's very first Annual Black Tie Gala Night event on April 23, 2022. This event was a huge success in many ways! Not only were we able to award 9 scholarships of $1,000 to outstanding students but we were also able to raise enough money to hit our financial goal! Throughout this event we were able to hear wonderful and informative speeches from Representative Esther Agbaje and Community Leader Ian Oundo. Our event reflected on why youth violence in communities is such an important matter that needs to be focused on and how we as a society regardless of our different neighborhoods, backgrounds, race and cultures can contribute to making a change that we want to see in our communities.