Luggage, Duffle Bags and Backpacks Drive for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Judge Robinson, Ms. DeWitt and Mr. Summersett

May is Foster Care Month

“What better way to serve our youth in Foster Care than to collect luggage, duffle bags and backpacks for their successful transition towards graduation and for independent living”, according to Mr. Lamont Summersett, President of the North Carolina Central University South Florida Alumni Association.  The event is the brainchild of Broward County Circuit Judge, Michael A. Robinson.  When the idea was shared with NCCUSFAA members, the alumni members were excited to host and sponsor the event, which was held a Broward Mall in Plantation.  The NCCU Alumni delivered 625 pieces of luggage, duffle bags and backpacks.  NCCU alumnus Paula “Candi” DeWitt co-coordinated the event and was charged with getting additional sponsors. Judge Robinson, Ms. DeWitt and Mr. Summersett would like to thank the following sponsors and participants:











Westside Gazette

Childnet in Broward

FAMU Broward County Alumni Assoc.

Kinship Children’s Home Network

The Links, Fort Lauderdale Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Kappa Omega and Zeta Rho Omega Chapters

Guardian ad Litem Program of Broward

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity – Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter

Masonic Lodge #670

FAMU Alumni of Broward

New Mount Olive Baptist Church

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity


Alumni Members who served on the Committee were:  

Judges Michael A. and Mary R. Robinson

Lamont Summersett

Paula DeWitt

Elvoyd Fischer

John Stephenson

There were a host of volunteers

Without them all, we could not have succeeded.

Grounded in a legacy of 113 years of excellence, NCCU, located in Durham, North Carolina, near the campuses of Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, offers top-ranked programs in all disciplines, but especially the sciences, business, education and law.  NCCU Law School is the #1 ranked HBCU law school in the nation.

“Our goal is help as many of our young people as we can”, said Judge Robinson.

Let’s do it again next year in May !

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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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