You may recall that Lavender & Lotus participated in Building On Hope’s 2012 extreme makeover to benefit the Girls, Inc. facility in Manchester, NH. Well, we’re at it again!
Building On Hope has selected the Manchester Police Athletic League’s Beech Street location in downtown Manchester, NH for their 2016 project. This organization, otherwise known as MPAL, provides free after school activities including aikido, judo, wrestling, boxing, rugby, and lacrosse as well as academic support from Manchester Police officers.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of our at-risk youth. There are about 8,600 youth living within a mile of MPAL – one fourth are minorities and one third live below the poverty line. With new space and improved facilities, MPAL will continue to build trust between law enforcement and young people, contribute to making a stronger community, and stop problems before they start.
To learn more about how you can help support this project, either with a financial contribution or as a volunteer, contact Aimee. To learn more about Building On Hope and see previous projects, their website is available here.