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A Night On Brown Street

$22,540 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 4 months
Created January 29, 2018
LYTEhouse (Lifting Youth Through Enrichment) is a mentoring organization on Morehouse College's campus for the current freshman class of 2021 and every other freshman class to come. We mentor through the vessels of scholarship, service, and brotherhood; stressing the importance of a strong work ethic within the classroom, a strong work ethic within the community, and the maintenance of these work ethics amongst not only our mentees but their fellow Morehouse brothers as well. 




We are currently raising money for an initiative entitled 'A Night on Brown Street'.  A Night on Brown Street is a social experiment that charges Morehouse, Spelman, and Clark Atlanta University’s student body to spend one night outside on Brown Street (the main street of Morehouse's Campus) in an effort to bring awareness to Atlanta social issue of shelterless-ness. Yet despite the stalemate, the homeless community of Atlanta might be in this winter, we want to show them that the AUC student body moves in solidarity with them, their struggles, and their stories. In addition to partaking in slumber outside, we plan to hold meaningful conversations with professionals and students alike about the importance of homelessness, who it plagues, and being selfless in our efforts to prevent this social ill from reaching more people than it should. The magnitude of this event is immense, and if things occur as expected, we are looking to have Brown Street filled from top to bottom. 




Concluding the simulation on Brown Street, students will assemble packs filled with basic hygiene needs and toiletries to hand out to the shelter-less population of Atlanta, targeting different locations across the city. Our goal is to make at the least, 1,500 care packages. Yet as college students, we have realized that there are only so much of the expenses that we will be able to cover. In order for this event to have the impact that we know it can, donations and contributions of every kind are essential to its success. All monetary donations will go directly back into the shelterless community, covering: 




Blankets, Coats, and Warm clothing

Non-Perishable Food Items 

Toiletries and Hygiene Products

Promotional Supplies (flyers, brochures, etc.)




We thank you so much for even taking the time to read this message, and a special thank you for the support in helping make "A Night On Brown Street" and "The Morning After Brown Street" a success. 




If there is a problem within reach of fixing, who are we not to attempt? And most importantly, who are we not to care?




Sincerely,

The LYTEHouse Executive Board




Cameron Edge (Morehouse College), President

Blake Bryson (Morehouse College), Vice President

Anta Njie (Spelman College), Chief of Staff

Synahia Tigner (Spelman College), Treasurer

Taylor Clark (Spelman College), Secretary

Kai Brady (Spelman College), Community Service Chair

Brandon Manor (Morehouse College), Public Relations Chair

Paul Brister (Morehouse College), Co-Brand Ambassador

Johnzel Smith (Morehouse College), Co-Brand Ambassador

DeErik Reed (Morehouse College), Academic Advisement Chair

Asante Gadson (Morehouse College), Outreach Chair

Izrah Hurd (Morehouse College), Events Chair

Paris Godfrey, Lauren Thorpe,  I’Jae Alvarado, Taylor Wynter, and Golden Daka (Spelman and Morehouse College), Board of Trustees

Davia Murray and Joshua Burrell (Spelman College, Morehouse College), Freshman Liaisons
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In hopes to be as descriptive as possible, below is a full withdrawal and delivery plan for the donated funds:

The money will be drawn directly into our liaison, Davia Murry, account from there we will deposit the money into our LYTEhouse organizational account. Once all the funds have been transferred into the LYTEhouse account, we will begin the execution of activities fully outlined on our "A Night On Brown Street" budget list.

In order to ensure that no money is lost throughout this process, Davia Murry will be the only member of LYTEhouse allowed to handle the allocation of donated funds.
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A Night on Brown Street was a success!

Thank you to all of the donors! It brings us great join to know that you to are with us in our efforts to raise awareness about the issues of shelterless-ness in the city of Atlanta. So you all can better understand how we plan to use the money donated we will be answering two questions (seen below). Again we thank you all for your donations, and we challenge you all to continue the fight in ending shelterless-ness. For more information, feel free to contact us.

1. Who are the ultimate beneficiaries?
The ultimate beneficiaries are individuals negatively impacted by the effects of shelterless in the greater Atlanta area. These individuals include those living on the street or in homeless shelters in Atlanta and those connected to shelterless prevention organizations (ie. Covenant House of Georgia). We are able to determine who is a true beneficiary through our past work with shelterless prevention organizations, and our interaction with shelterless individuals we have grown to build lasting relationships with.

2. How will we get the donated funds to the direct beneficiaries?
All the money donated will be used to further our shelterless prevention initiatives. The money will be spent on items such as care packages, career building courses, and food drives, just to name a few.

3. How will the funds be spent?
Every penny donated to LYTEhouse will have a direct impact on the life of at least one shelterless individual. NO CASH HANDOUTS WILL BE GIVEN, all funds will be spent on items, programs, and services to help individuals battling shelterless-ness while at the same time raising awareness regarding the issue itself. An example of the items we plan on purchasing range from toothbrushes to tampons for women. The programs we plan on spending the money on will range from certification classes to food pantry drives. Lastly, the services the money will be spent on will be services like shelter cleaning services to improve their current living conditions and medical care services.
A Night on Brown Street 2018
Post-ANOBS group photo.
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We are currently 3 days from “A Night on Brown Street." Have you registered? Join us on March 23rd - March 24th as we continue to spread awareness about the sufferings of those people who are a part of the shelterless community. Cities around the United States of America are passing legislation to put shelterless individuals behind prison bars! Atlanta officials are not doing enough to combat the shelterless epidemic. What are you doing to help this community? #WhoAreWeNotToCare
#WhoAreWeNotToCare #AUC #ANOBS
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This short documentary covers our 1st annual A Night On Brown Street event. The event took place March 24th, 2017 with the aim "to shed light on a social ill that deeply plagues the metro Atlanta community."
TigerTV's coverage of ANOBS from 2017
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Raised by 21 people in 4 months
Created January 29, 2018
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