In case you missed our Annual Back to School Book Bag Giveaway and Labor Day Block Party, here's a quick look back at it! ODAAT served the community free BBQ and refreshments, provided 200 book bags filled with school supplies, offered a live DJ and musical entertainment, dance-offs for the kids, a moon bounce and even more! We love giving back to our community and making sure all our children go back to school in style and with the necessities to succeed in the classroom! We hope everyone enjoyed the event and we'll see you again for our annual Back to School Give Away next Labor Day!
Here are a few videos from the memorial for Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III and the Recovery Weekend Antiviolence March. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross were also present to speak and further strengthen community-police ties. State Representative Leslie Acosta, who serves the 197th district in North Philadelphia, also came out to meet and speak to her constituents. Representative Acosta urged residents to stand up for what they believe in and drive the changes they'd like to see in their communities. She said the best way to accomplish these goals is to get out and VOTE!
Also, check out some of the kids that came out for our first BMX demo and then marched and wheelied down Lehigh Avenue to the Dell Music Center in the name of Recovery and Ending Violence in our neighborhoods.
Here are some photos from ODAAT's 5th annual Recovery Weekend event from the end of August! It was truly an amazing weekend filled with fun, music, great food and #Recovery! The event featured a Resource Day, Block Party, Concerts, #RecoveryIdol performances, an #ODAAT vs. Councilman Curtis Jones' Team Basketball Game, an Antiviolence March of over 1,000 people and much more for the Philadelphia Community! Recovery Weekend was hosted by Philly's favorite comedian BuckWild with performances headlined by Che Khaliq and Peedi Crakk. The stage and crowd were bumping! We even initiated the first test run of our soon to come BMX program for youth! The kids loved having a chance to ride a handful of the volunteers' BMX bikes. Their smiles were endless!
We also had a ceremony and moment of silence at the GameStop at 21st and Lehigh Avenue for ODAAT family member and Philadelphia Police Officer Robert F. Wilson III. Officer Wilson III lost his life in the line of duty during March of 2015 while he was at the GameStop purchasing a gift for his son's birthday and had walked into an ongoing armed robbery. He died protecting and serving his community and we can not cherish his valor enough.
It was an amazing weekend filled with Recovery and we hope everyone had a chance to attend! Stay tuned for next year's 6th annual Recovery Weekend and for more of ODAAT's upcoming annual events! WE LOVE TO SERVE!!!
One Day At A Time
One Day At A Time (ODAAT) is dedicated to serving low income and homeless men and women and their families in the Philadelphia area who are afflicted by addiction and HIV/AIDS. Our focus is on providing peer support and promoting healthy, positive lifestyles.