Sep 7, 2013

Ce-Ce Rocks The Block

Ce-Ce Gerlach rocked South 16th Street this afternoon with a block party to raise funds for school uniforms. The block was packed with people enjoying several carnival attractions, music and food. From all reports, the new Allentown school uniform policy seems to have gotten off to a good start, but one issue is the cost of the  clothes.  With a large, low income student body, this can become a family hardship.  I'm sure Ce-Ce's organizing abilities  will help with this problem.  I've had a couple of conservations with Ce-Ce this past month, and I believe she will be a factor in Allentown's future.
To donate to the school uniform fund, make check payable to RCDC, 144 N. 9th St. Allentown, Pa. 18101.   Write Uniforms on memo line.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats and kudos to Ce Ce and the community!

Alfonso Todd

www.alfonsotodd.com

Anonymous said...

I have no problem whatsoever helping out any family afford a better living provided they are in fact trying to help themselves. But, it is very, very difficult to believe that people cannot afford these BASIC uniforms given that even in the poorest of city neighborhoods there are satellite TV dishes, children wearing designer sneakers, and people with more tattoos and piercings than are worth counting. I could care less if people have these things, but you don't get to come crying poverty when uniforms are mandated. Again, no problem helping those who truly need help, but we need to truly sort and get the aid to those who need it.

michael molovinsky said...

@8:27, I for one was glad to make a donation, and let the RCDC sort out who qualifies for the help.