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Community organization helping mothers who lost their children to violence on Mother’s Day

The Melquain Jatelle Anderson Foundation alongside the NYPD delivered gift boxes to mothers who have lost children to gun violence and other violence.

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2022, 7:30 PM

Updated 775 days ago

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The Melquain Jatelle Anderson Foundation joined forces with the NYPD to bring healing to the community with their fourth annual “Still a Mother’s Day” event.
Treat boxes were distributed to mothers citywide who lost their children to gun violence or any type of violence. Hand-delivered packages include things like candles, candy, and wine.
The MJAF delivered a basket to a woman whose child was taken buy gun violence 12 years ago, and they helped to remind her that she is still a mother.
“For 12 years, she’s been filled with sadness on this day and by us giving her this basket and letting her know she’s still a mother, she can still celebrate because she brought life into this world” said Giovanni Barnes, Director of community affairs for the MJAF.


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