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My first children's drive and 2 reasons why I started

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Since 2020 I've been doing something special to celebrate my mama's heavenly birthday who I lost to ovarian cancer in 2016. You can read about the previous celebrations here and here. What started out as a passion project is now a 501c3 nonprofit organization.


Two nonprofit Black women owners standing in front of restaurant . Holding a donation check to charity
2020 Community Day

two Black men participating in MLK Day community service
2021 Community Day

Group of Black women and men participating in MLK Day community service
2022 Community Day

This year on January 19, my mom would have turned 64 and to celebrate her birthday, The Susie Amin Foundation (SAF) partnered with the Georgia Division of Children and Family Services for The Susie Amin Children Essentials Drive.


Flyer to promote donations for foundation

There are two reasons why I decided to celebrate her life with a children's drive. My mama loved children. She regularly helped kids by feeding them at our family restaurant and when they were of age to work, she offered them their first job.


Secondly, I have a 1-year-old and my eyes opened up about the daily essentials children lack after speaking with DCFS Director Kirston Brown. For a child to not have the basics such as diapers, wipes, and pajamas, especially with the cold weather in Atlanta lately, bothered me. No child deserves that and the children's essential drive was born. This event aligns perfectly with my mama's passion, the community needs, and supports the foundation mission.


Black grandmother and grand daughter completing community service on MLK Day. Handing out bags of groceries
2021 Community Day

Starting January 2-18 we're accepting donations to purchase the following items:

  • Diapers 

  • Pull-ups 

  • Underwear 

  • Baby Wipes