By Leona Dunn
Women of Empowerment, the Tennessee State University chapter of the National association of colored women’s club, held a blanket drive to bring in the new year giving back.
“It was a thought that our president, Imari Scott-Cheatham, our paraphernalia chair Kelli Harris, and Residence Director, Mr. Cribbs all had together, which we decided to put into action,” says WOE member Kiara Davis.
It is not annual, but they might decide to make it annual depending on how successful this year’s drive is.
“The blankets and other warm items will go to both men’s and women’s shelters right here in Nashville. It hasn’t been challenging, besides the weather being wishy washy, but we may extend the drive’s deadline so that we can get more donations,” Davis said.
WOE will also continue servicing their campus and community with their annual Black Business Expo coming up in late February. The Black Business Expo is a showcase of local African-American entrepreneurs and business from the greater Nashville area. This is open to Fashion Designers, Hair Stylist, Photographers, Artist, Authors, Chefs, Bloggers, Nail Technicians and more. It is something to look forward to.