Lady Bosses women’s organization holds clothing drive in the Bronx

Organizers were challenging and motivating people from around the Bronx to bring their lightly used coats and other clothing out to the United Church of God in Wakefield to donate.

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2021, 8:02 PM

Updated 865 days ago

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The “lady bosses” of the Bronx were out in full force on Saturday giving back and calling on their community to help those less fortunate.
Organizers were challenging and motivating people from around the Bronx to bring their lightly used coats and other clothing out to the United Church of God in Wakefield to donate. The plan is to deliver them to homeless shelters around the city, something that's desperately needed in these winter months. They hope it will also inspire other residents to give back themselves if they have the means.
"This is the season of giving, so we want to make sure people remember that,” said Francine Johnson, the co-founder of the Lady Bosses. “It's not always about you, but also think about your community, also think about the others, how can you give a hand, how can you show this time as being grateful for all you have and give to someone else."
The organization tell News 12 they're all about the B-O-S-S - or bring out self success lifestyle especially among girls who are still in high school, teaching them that self development is the key. They also try to inspire, motivate and challenge the young women they work with.
“They can do something other than go to school or go to work, but they can also volunteer at events and give to others and when they actually were able to do it previously, they would see the gratification,” added Erania Johnson, another co-founder of the group. “It shows them a different part of life that they didn't really get to see before."
The founders of Lady Bosses say they plan to keep growing and partnering with different organizations so that they can host more community events throughout the year.


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