Tom Copeland is a founding Board Member and Chairman of Inner City Innovators, Inc., a West Palm Beach-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending gun violence among young black men aged 14-24 years old. You can learn more about ICI here.
This year, Executive Director Ricky Aiken partnered with Matt Goldstein of The Collective Realty Group to throw the biggest Christmas-themed bash to date for the organization, “Xmas for All Kids”!
Held at Coleman Park in the Tamarind corridor of Pleasant City, the event offered bounce houses, tons of food, face painting, snow cones and snow machines, and visits with Santa for the neighborhood. More than 600 donated toys were distributed to children in the community to ensure no one who showed up to support their community went without presents under the tree in 2018!
The unique mission of Inner City Innovators is to empower the youth they serve to serve their community. Encouraged to serve their community and others, these young men are turning away from gangs and drugs.
Check out this video of the event held on Saturday, December 22nd 2018, courtesy of 1331 Kreative.