Media Advisory-Alfred Street Baptist Church To Help 2,000 Low-income Youth In DMV Area-Sat-July 2

Alfred Street Baptist Church’s 12th Annual Brother’s Keeper Outreach Project will give-away new backpacks & other essential schools supplies along with Free dental & health screenings to 2,000 pre-selected low income youth from the Wash, DC area.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - July 22, 2014 - PRLog -- WHO:  ALFRED STREET BAPTIST CHURCH (ASBC), home to the oldest and largest African American congregation in Alexandria, VA.

WHAT: ASBC to Help 2,000 Underserved Children in the Washington, DC area with New Backpacks and School Supplies through its “12th Annual Brother’s Keeper Outreach Project.

ASBC’S Brother’s Keeper Outreach Project/Event:– Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC), in  Alexandria, VA, will be distributing new backpacks, gift cards, shoes, coats and other essential “first day of  school” supplies to 2,000 pre-selected low income youth and their families who reside in the underserved communities of  Alexandria, Virginia and surrounding areas. These children and families have been pre-selected as children and families who fit within ASBC’s pre-determined selection criteria.  Again, items will only be distributed onsite to those families who have previously identified as in need by ASBC.The “First Day of School” will arrive for most students in this area between the middle of August and following Labor Day.  Single moms, low income families, and families in underserved communities usually spend the month of July scrambling to find backpacks and other school supplies on sale in hopes that they will fit into their tight budgets.

This year ASBC’s 12th annual Brother’s Keeper outreach project is estimated to reach 2,000 children in total- that’s 1,000 underserved children and their families’ onsite who registered in advance for theevent. An additional 1,000 backpacks and other essential school supplies will be delivered to area schools and shelters for another 1,000 children. In addition to free backpacks and school supplies, some of the participants will receive new winter coats, hats, gloves, school uniforms and gift cards for new shoes. ASBC’s Brother’s Keeper will provide FREE medical and dental screenings to all.

WHEN:  Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 830AM to 3:00PM

WHERE: Alfred Street Baptist Church
located at 301 S. Alfred Street in Alexandria, VA 22314

ASBC continues to support this event, year after year in an effort to assist those children and families in need.  ASBC’s commitment to the low income and/or underserved families of the Alexandria Community is year-round and ongoing.


Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley, Pastor

Amanda, Stafford, director, Brother’s Keeper

About Alfred Street Baptist Church:

Established in 1808, Alfred Street Baptist Church is home to the oldest African American congregation in Alexandria, VA. It has served as a prominent religious, educational, and cultural in the Northern Virginia community. Currently under the esteemed leadership of Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley, Alfred Street Baptist Church has over 5,000 members with services every Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Alfred Street is also home of the popular Come As You Are (CAYA) worship service every first Wednesday of the month. For more information regarding Alfred Street Baptist Church, visit

Carla Welborn
Alfred Street Baptist Church PRs
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