Photoshoot Phresh Part 2 with Schmader's Footwear

(Wilmington, NC) - Support The Port Foundation Inc. & Schmaders Footwear turned moments of Unity in the community into memories that will last forever with #PhotoShootPhresh Part 2 Photo Shoot Party & Pop Up Shop.  

Guest enjoyed an evening music, complimentary wine, and free hor’dourves.  Attendees also had the exclusive opportunity to see and purchase new clothing from Schmaders Footwear, Vs Your City, and Support The Port apparel.

This event took place Saturday September 30th, 2017 from 5-9pm at The Wabi Sabi Warehouse located at 19 N 9th st.  Entry was free with a Support The Port or Schmader's footwear shirt.

Thanks to everyone that came out and supPORTed.  Click below for pictures taken at the event.

 




 

Easter Basket Giveaway with 365 South Ent.

Easter Basket Giveaway with 365 South Ent.

365 South Entertainment and Support The Port Foundation gave away 100 Easter baskets on Easter Sunday at 10th Street Park( Portia Hines Park) for “Dat Way Sunday”. #DatWaySunday is an engagement where community members from the north side and surrounding areas of Wilmington come together to fellowship and enjoy hanging out with one another while playing basketball, eating and this past Sunday giving away Easter baskets to all the kids that came to the park.  Boys stood in one line, while the girls stood in the other line to receive their Free Easter Basket. Thanks to Artist/Rapper Push Almighty of 365 South Ent a local Native with a big East Coast buzz for making the giveaway possible.

Support The Port Foundation, Inc & On The Edge Barbershop Presents: Turkey Bowl Tuesday (Free Turkey Giveaway)

Support The Port Foundation, Inc & On The Edge Barbershop Present:

TURKEY BOWL TUESDAY (FREE TURKEY GIVEAWAY)

On Tuesday November 22nd, 2016,  Support The Port ended their “Holiday Hope Dealer Can Food Drive”, with “Turkey Bowl Tuesday” in which citizens received free turkeys.  Support The Port, On The Edge Barber shop and other community volunteers and advocates  joined together to provide 150 Wilmington families free turkeys for this Thanksgiving season.

The drive started at 11:00am in front of On The Edge Barbershop (address) with people standing in line in front of the shop as early as 9am. The event was met with an overwhelming response that within one hour 100 turkeys were passed. . With a long line of remaining families,   so inspired bystanders purchased additional turkeys at nearby grocery stores to give to the eager and grateful families. Families left with 12-16lb turkeys and a smile on their face. The giveaway ended around 2pm.

Support The Port Foundation, Working Films & Cucalorus Presents: SupPORTalorus: Black Films For Us By Us

Support The Port Foundation Inc., Working Films, and Cucalorus joined forces to bring the community of Wilmington an entertaining and educational experience with supPORTalorus.  On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Dreams Art Center supPORTalorus brought together the community of Wilmington with free screenings of some of the Works in Progress Documentaries that are part of this year's Cucalorus Film Festival. The documentaries were made by Black filmmakers that touched on a range of social justice issues.

The night opened up with an spectacular performance by kid sensation Kyn of KynKlub followed by three film shorts and documentaries; Blind Date by Alicia Inshiradu a native here of Wilmington, Afrophobia: The Roots of Hair Politics  by Tania Hajal, and Baartman, Beyoncé & Me by Natalie Bullock Brown. Each film followed up with an Q&A with the audience and the directors, providing input that will help to shape the final product.

Supportflix and Chill: The Official Red Carpet Premier for “Aimee's List” by CR Visions

(Wilmington, NC) On Friday Oct. 14th, Support The Port Foundation, Inc. PresentedsupPORTflix & Chill: The OFFICIAL Red Carpet Premiere for “Aimee’s List” The movie by Cr Visions at Morning Glory Coffee House. Guest enjoyed free food, popcorn, and live music provided by Volume, and U.N.I.T.Y, two of the dopest bands on the east coast. Before The feature presentation “Aimee’s List” aired, the Exec Director of Support The Port, Cedric Harrisongave the audience a brief introduction about the non profit organization.  After the movie attendees were able to enjoy a Q&A with the Cast & Crew.  A few guest even walked away with prizes from the raffle drawing.

Support The Port and Savage Since Birth Present: #PhotoShootPhresh

Support The Port and Savage Since Birth Present:  #PhotoShootPhresh

(Wilmington NC) On Saturday September 24th,  2016 - Support The Port Foundation Inc. turned moments of U.N.I.T.Y in the community into memories that lasted forever with their #PhotoShootPhresh Photo Shoot Party & Pop Up Shop. From  5-9pm at The Dreams Arts Center guest were able to enjoy an evening of live performances by Moses Dc, ATMQuote, FTW Grizzy, Volume, and music provided by Sandra The Midday Miss. Complimentary lite bites were provided by Ceviche's and Charlie Graingers, and complimentary signature cocktails were also provided during the event.  Attendees also participated in a live “Unity in the community” photo shoot with a professional photographer.  Savage Since Birth,  and Support The Port released new items plus their classic signatures items.  The event concluded with a Support The Port trivia game giving away commemorative Support The Port License Plate, Doormat, and a feast basket donated by Feast Down East.

Support The Port Foundation & Habitat for Humanity Bring Community Together to Give Community Boys & Girls Club Face Lift

More than 50 volunteers came out Saturday, July 16th to help clean up and upgrade, The Community Boys and Girls Club at 906 Fanning Street with Support The Port Foundation and Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. The City of Wilmington donated the 906 Fanning Street vacant lot to CBGC a couple of years ago with no upgrades or repairs.  Since CBGC has many responsibilities, they did not have the resources to repair city property.  In an effort to resolve this issue, Support The Port and Habitat For Humanity joined forces to take care of the problem themselves. This location has served as a summer camp program for over 40 young black males, and an after school program for hundreds of children; not only was it essential to help bring this venue up to par, it was obligatory.

Support The Port, OOPS, Lite Manhood, & NAACP of New Hanover County Brings The Citizens of Wilmington a "Fresh Chance"

(Wilmington, NC – June 24th, 2016) On Friday, June 24th, Support The Port, OOPS, Lite Manhood, Ace Solutions & the NAACP of New Hanover County hosted Fresh Chance Friday at Morning Glory Coffee House. Upon arrival guest were given a tour of the different stations. The first station sponsored by  Cape Fear Boxing and Catch Restaurant was  full of refreshments for our guests. This station led to the hallway where our employment stations was located. Employers were accepting job applications and even offered on-site interviews for those who were actively seeking employment. Across from our work and employment area was free HIV/Hep-C/Mental screenings provided by Coastal Horizons Center. There was also an area for our guests to have personal consultations with the lawyers from the Law Offices of Brett Wentz & Leeanne  Quattrucci Law Firm to discuss the process and possibility of getting criminal charges expunged. While our guests cycled through all of these stations the NAACP of New Hanover County was also registering many of our guests to vote. Angie Poston, also spoke with guest about her website that helps give those that have been arrested an online presence to help offer a positive light on their character and their arresting situation. An hour into the event we began our panel discussion with some prominent local citizens. These Wilmington native have worked past their negative situations and now own businesses, and have obtained college degrees. The panel discussion concluded with a Q&A session with the audience. Attendees left Fresh Chance Friday with a full stomach and mind full of new knowledge ready to take on their futures.






 

Special Thanks

Morning Glory Coffee House

Coastal Horizon Center

The Law Office of Brett Wentz

Leeanne Quattrucci Law Firm

Ooops Foundation

Lite Manhood

Linc

Phoenix Hometown Hires

Food Lion

Church’s Chicken

Gifted Hands

ACE Solutions

Catch

Big Wave

Brewster Bailbonding

Cape Fear Boxing

NAACP of New Hanover County

Brenda Dixion

Habitat for Humanity

Angie Poston






 

Join The Conversation

Instagram = @SupportThePort

Twitter = @SupportTheePort

Facebook = Facebook.com/SupportThePortFoundation

Hashtags = #FreshChanceFriday #SupportThePort

Website = www.SupportThePort.com

 

Photos By: Shanell Harrison

 

Juan Bethea(Lite Manhood), Chef Rhodes (Catch), Jamar Barnett (Big Wave Promotions), Blanco Dinero (Artist/Bail Bondsmen) speaking on the panel discussion during Fresh Chance Friday

 

 

Brett Wentz from The Law Office of Brett Wentz, speaking on how citizens with criminal backgrounds can go about starting the process for expungement at Fresh Chance Friday



 

 

Fernando Moore (Church’s Chicken) speaking to the guest about job opportunities during Fresh Chance Friday

 

 

Karajane Fairall (ACE Solutions) speaking to the guest about the programs and services they provide during Fresh Chance Friday



 

 

Brian Dickey (Gifted Hands) speaking to the guest about job opportunities his company has to offer during Fresh Chance Friday

 

 

Brian Grant (Food Lion) Speaking to guest about job openings before they started their on site interviews at Fresh Chance Friday

 

 

Charles Davis was representing the NAACP of New Hanover County registering citizens to vote during Fresh Chance Friday




 

 

Coastal Horizons Center and Cedric Harrison (Founder of Support The Port) posing for the camera at Fresh Chance Friday






 

 

Cedric Harrison and Tim (Founder Morning Glory Coffee House) having a good time during Fresh Chance Friday

 

 

Thanks to everyone that came out to Fresh Chance Friday

Support The Port Foundation, Inc, Helps The Homeless

 

                                                                                                                                                                              

(Wilmington, NC) May 15th - Support The Port Foundation, Inc extended a hand of love and care to the homeless on Sunday May 15th, 2016 from 2-5pm in 3 different locations. 30 plus volunteers assembled in the Star News parking lot and served pizza, cold beverages (soda, water, etc), books, clothes, and toiletry items to the less fortunate in our city who aren’t eligible for assistance from local shelters.  The atmosphere was filled with good energy, each table had centerpieces that read “You are loved” made by Regan Bailey to compliment her custom table cloths provided for the festivities. A few brave volunteers joined together, in a walk through the woods behind Star News parking lot to see if they could locate any of our cities less fortunate citizens that may needed help. We then decided to move shop to the Wilmington Rescue Mission building on 5th and Castle St where we continued  to give away more food, beverages and items there.  Around four o’clock  we had fed the whole building, but still had a lot of food leftover. So we donated the rest of the books, and clothes we had left over to The Rescue Mission shelter, and spent our last hour giving away the rest of the food and toiletry items outside of the Wilmington Public Library downtown where the homeless are known to hangout at on Sundays. We were able to provide assistance to about 75 people overall with food, beverages, toiletries, one on one conversations, prayer and additional resources. We can’t wait to do this random act of kindness again and as always, Support the Port exist simply to serve the City of Wilmington.

 

Here's some additional information for those struggling with homelessness

Special Thanks To:

Star News

Lamar “The Boxing Que” Russ

E.A. Laney Steppers

Coast 97.3

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington

Bigg B

The Resource Guild

Catch Restaurant

Regan Bailey

Brewster Bailbonding

CupKay Sweets

Memories in The Making

New Covenant Holiness Church

Presidential Style Online

Sam Hardin

Communities in School


 

 

Join The Conversation

Instagram | @SupportThePort

Twitter | @SupportTheePort

Facebook | Facebook.com/SupportThePortFoundation

Hashtags |  #HelpingTheHomeless #SupportThePort

Website |  www.SupportThePort.com



 

About Support The Port Foundation, Inc.:

 

The mission of the Support The Port Foundation, Inc. is to enhance, cultivate and provide a renewed sense of community ownership and excellence for residents of Wilmington, North Carolina. Through the arts, philanthropy and scholarship, Support The Port Foundation, Inc. will increase self-ability, and foster a nonviolent environment where excellence in these three realms are celebrated and expanded.

 

To Make A Donation Please Visit:

www.SupportThePort.com/donate

*All Proceeds Will Help Fund Programming for Support The Port Foundation, Inc Future Endeavours*

 

Photos By Shanel Harrison





 

 

(L to R) Eden Avery (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington), Cedric Harrison (Founder of Support The Port) and Raine Elise (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington) at  Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

 

(L to R) Bigg B (Coast 97.3 Program Director), Cedric Harrison (Founder of Support The Port), Shakeima Simpson(Memories in The Making), and Anglea Rhodes (Catch Restaurant Proprietor) at  Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event


 

 

A Volunteer From Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington Handing out Pizza During Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

 

The Dining Area Was Decorated with Center Pieces and Table Cloths made by Regan Bailey During Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

 

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Volunteers Hard At Work During the Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

 

Bigg B (Coast 97.3 Program Director) Handing Out Cupcakes made by CupKay Sweets During the Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

 

Volunteers Passing Out Food and Items to The Homeless as They Go Down The Line at Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

 

E.A. Laney Steppers Performing For Volunteers and Guest at Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

Volunteers Helping The Homeless Outside of The Downtown Public Library During Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

 

Cedric Harrison (Founder of Support The Port) Handing Out Toiletry Items During Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event

 

 

One Individual Showing How Much She Appreciates The Help During Support The Port Foundation Inc., Helping The Homeless Event


Support The Port Foundation, Inc Presents: Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

(Wilmington, NC) April 9th, 2016 - On Saturday April 9th at Portia Hines Park better known as 10th St Park, Support The Port Foundation, Inc hosted the Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally, during Wilmington’s Historical Azalea Festival Saturday. The event began with an opening speech from Vice-Chairman, Jonathan Barfield, Jr., and a prayer for peace from New Covenant Holiness Church Prayer Team. Guest that came out enjoyed free food from Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant, and drinks provided by NC Always.  Kids enjoyed having their face painted, and making tie dye T-Shirts.  There were a plethora of amazing live performances from artist and bands from the DC and the Wilmington area. The goal of the event was to bring the people of Wilmington together with music and art from all genres, cultures, and backgrounds.

 

Special Thanks To:

Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant

Vice Chairman Jonathan Barfield, Jr

Blue RIbbon Commission

Dj Kelz & The Party Gang

Vance Williams

New Covenant Holiness Church

Brewster Bail Bonding

TikiBar Girls

Memories In The Making

Coastal Kicks

So In Weaves

Lady Bell Cakes

Choices Design

William E. Murphy Foundation

Youth Kingdom

Soundbar Lounge   

U.N.I.T.Y

Volume

Imag

D&D Sluggers

MoeSOS

Ed Smack Adams

T.O.

 

Join The Conversation

Instagram | @SupportThePort

Twitter | @SupportTheePort

Facebook | Facebook.com/SupportThePortFoundation

Hashtags |  #STVSTPrally #SupportThePort

Website |  www.SupportThePort.com

 

About Support The Port Foundation, Inc.:

 

The mission of the Support The Port Foundation, Inc. is to enhance, cultivate and provide a renewed sense of community ownership and excellence for residents of Wilmington, North Carolina. Through the arts, philanthropy and scholarship, Support The Port Foundation, Inc. will increase self-ability, and foster a nonviolent environment where excellence in these three realms are celebrated and expanded.

 

To Make A Donation Please Visit:

www.SupportThePort.com/donate

*All Proceeds Will Help Fund Programming for Support The Port Foundation, Inc Future Endeavours*

Photos By: Shanel Harrison

 

The Kids Having a Dance Contest Before The Performances During Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

Local Kids Enjoying Basketball And Outdoor Fun At Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

Tavia Spencer (Youth Kingdom) & One of The Artist From DREAMS Painting The Kids During Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

Guest Gathered At The Tye-Dye Station To Make Their Support The Port T-Shirts During Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

One of Support The Port’s Helpers Enjoying The Event in Her Support The Port Tye Dye T-Shirt at Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

One Of WPD Officers Making Sure Everybody is Safe During Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

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Support The Port Volunteers Serving The Community Free Food Courtesy of Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally

 

U.N.I.T.Y The Band Performing Live During Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

Volume The Band Performing Live During Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

DC Rapper Imag Engaging With The Crowd During His Performance At Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

 

Musician DnD Slugger Playing a Tune From his Nintendo DS During His Performance at Support The Port Foundation, Inc Stop The Violence, Start The Peace Rally!

Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Presents: Come Through It's Lit! Book Drive & Literature Initiative.

Support The Port Foundation, Inc. partnered with businesses around the city of Wilmington, NC for the Come Through, it’s Lit! Book Drive & Literacy Initiative. From February 1 to February 27, select businesses around the city collected books for all ages and all reading levels. Special emphasis was place on collecting books that highlighted African-American History and/or be written by African-American Authors.

On the last Saturday of February, local barbers and hair stylist gave out free haircuts and hairstyles to children in attendance that read books as they received styling services. The children and parents that came to the event at DC Virgo Middle school were greeted at the door with smiling faces from Support The Port volunteers. After signing in, guests were able to immediately grab a book from our library of books that were arranged by grade level. Food was provided by Billy Ray’s Family restaurant, who sponsored hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, coleslaw, and cookies. Children read their books while waiting for their turn to get their haircut or hairstyle. Once the kids sat in the chair the barber or hairstylist listened to them read out loud, and help them with any reading challenges along the way. At the conclusion of their reading session, the child was able to keep that book in addition to another book of their choice.

At the end of the event, a “Milly Rock” dance contest was held. The 1st place winner received a Support The Port “Good Grades Starter Kit”, a book bag filled with school supplies. All guest also left with calendars that feature a monthly highlight of North Carolina born African-American leaders. This event was a true “LITuation Situation” with the goal of enhancing the aptitude of children through literacy.

Support The Port’s next event is on March 26th at No Limit Sports & More Boxing Center with the Wilmington, North Carolina native Professional Boxer Lamar Russ (as seen on HBO and Showtime). Register now for this free event at http://www.supporttheport.com/events/

Special Thanks
Divas of Sophisticated Elegance Motorcycle Club
Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant
WPD
Stafa Speller
Islah Speller
Timothy Wilkes
Joey Watkins
Anyonna Dorm
Communities in Schools
Blue Ribbon Commission YEZ
Phenomenal Hair Care
Total Confidence Hair care
Presidential Style Online
Mane Attraction Hair Studio

Join The Conversation
Instagram = @SupportThePort
Twitter = @SupportTheePort
Facebook = Facebook.com/SupportThePortFoundation
Hashtags = #ComeThroughitsLit #SupportThePort
Website = www.SupportThePort.com

Photos By: Emily Andrews

 

One of the Young Kings Signing in for the Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


A Few of The Young Kings & Queens Searching for a Book to Read During Support The Port Foundation, Inc’s Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One of WPD’s Officers Reading to a Young King at Support The Port Foundation Inc. Come Through its Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.

 

  Two Kings Reading Their Books While Getting Their Haircuts at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it's Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative

Two Kings Reading Their Books While Getting Their Haircuts at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it's Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative


One of the Young Kings getting his Haircut, While Reading a Book During Support The Port Foundation Inc. Come Through its Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One of the Young Kings getting his Haircut by Barber Stafa Speller, While Reading a Book at Support The Port Foundation Inc. Come Through its Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One of the Young Kings getting his Haircut by Barber Timothy Wilkes, While Reading a Book at Support The Port Foundation Inc. Come Through its Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One Of the Young Queens Getting her hair Braided By Anyonna Dorm, While Reading a Book During Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


A Fresh Pair of Braids by Anyonna Dorm During Support The Port Foundation, Inc’s Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


A Happy Mom Enjoying her son’s New Haircut at Support The Port Foundation, Inc’s Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One Of The Young Kings Posing for the Camera on the way to his Seat to Enjoy a Hotdog Courtesy of Billy Ray’s Restaurant at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


Couple of the Young Queens Making Signs to Hold Up Outside During Support The Port Foundation, Inc’s Come Through it’s lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


A Brief Storytelling Time About Wilmington’s African American History at Support The Port Foundation, Inc.’s Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


Founder of Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Cedric Harrison Enjoying The Energy with Blue Ribbon Commission Exec Director Jana Jones-Hall at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it’s Lit Project. Book Drive & Literature Initiative.

Support The Port Foundation, Inc., DVSS, & The Good Sleep Mattress Co Presents: The Queen for a Queen Project

 

Wilmington, NC - February 28th, 2016

Support The Port Foundation, Inc has teamed up with The Good Sleep Mattress Co. to provide a Queen size bed for a Queen that will be moving out of the Domestic Violence Shelter and moving into her new home and calling it the“Queen For A Queen” project.

“Here I get to sleep in my bed, instead of under it.”  These powerful words came from a five year old child who once received shelter through Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.  Last year alone, DVSS served a total of 1,371 men women and children.  Of these, 115 women, 3 men, and 84 children received emergency shelter, as they no longer felt safe in their homes.  Domestic violence is a problem that touches many in our community, and we also know that the impact it has on families can be lasting.  The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence defines domestic violence as, “a pattern of coercive behavior in which one person attempts to control another through threats or actual use of tactics, which may include any or all of the following: physical, sexual, verbal and psychological abuse. The behavior may occur during the relationship or after the relationship has ended.”  Victims face many barriers when leaving, including isolation, financial control, intimidation and threats, and fear of escalating violence.  Furthermore, victims must also face the expenses of rebuilding a new life, which can become staggering.

Jaron Goodson, a Wilmington native who is currently one of the owners of Good Sleep Mattress Co. saw the positive acts that Cedric Harrison and The Support The Foundation, Inc. were doing in his home town and wanted to join in on the random acts of kindness.  So Cedric came up with a plan to partner with DVSS, Inc.   Recognizing that victims of domestic violence face many obstacles when leaving their homes and have likely faced many sleepless nights, Cedric and JaRon collaborated to donate a new bed set to a survivor of domestic violence.  Through this generous donation, we were able to connect a family transitioning out of our shelter with a brand new bed.  This amazing gesture not only eases some of the family’s financial burden, but also serves a reminder that they are valued by our community.  Being that women don’t usually get a goodnight’s sleep while in a domestic violent relationship, it's good to know that now they will, courtesy of us. 


 

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The Queen Size Mattress Sitting in The Good Sleep Mattress Co Warehouse Before being Taken to it's New Home for The Queen For A Queen Project.



The Queen Size Mattress Arriving Safely to it's Destination For The Queen for a Queen Project.  


Lauren Daley (Director of Development and Operations for Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.), Cedric Harrison (Founder of Support The Port Foundation, Inc.), and andy Houvouras
(Direct Services and Outreach Director
Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.) Standing Outside of the Domestic Violence Shelter After Discussing The Queen For A Queen Project. 


Get Your Next Mattress From The Good Mattress Co. 

 

 

(WECT) UNCW group, Support the Port come together to end violence

 

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The UNCW National Pan-Hellenic Council came together with non-profit Support the Port to raise awareness about violence in Wilmington Monday. 

Students and staff signed their names on stop signs pledging to stay aware of violence in the Port City, and do what they can to help stop it. The signed pledges were then displayed in the student union for everyone to see.

Cedric Harrison came up with the idea after the tragic loss of his brother. 19-year-old Taaron Jones was stabbed to death outside the Rhino Club five years ago Sunday. 

"His music was just starting to go up and I was trying to get him out of the neighborhood to show him what else was out there," Harrison said. "I want kids in the community to know there's more out there than the four corners they grew up on."

Harrison has been posting signs for months, in parks, playgrounds, and memorials  for those who lost their lives to violence. He says he has no plans to stop.

"We aren't there right before the violence is about to start happening but these signs can be there," Harrison said. "They can be a positive spark that may create somebody to make a better decision than the one they are about to make."

UNCW student and NPHC president Marquis Duncan said he signed to hold himself accountable.

"I believe and support our youth and I want better for our communities."

For more information on Support the Port, click here.

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Support The Port Foundation, Inc & Alquon's Angels Presents: Stop The Violence! Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive!

Support The Port Foundation Inc. & Alquon's Angels brought together families from all over Wilmington to fellowship and be entertained from local talent during their Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show and Toy Drive. The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive took place in the heart of the community at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, hosted by Cedric Harrison (Founder of Support The Port Foundation Inc) & Sandra "The Midday Miss" McClammy (Personality on Coast 97.3). This event was for families and friends in the community to come out, and celebrate the talent of our youth, while also giving back for a good cause. The musical experience was provided by Coast 97.3 DJ K. Grady as guest came in to grab a seat, and kids enjoyed pizza sponsored by Support The Port.   The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show and Toy Drive started off with a "hit the quan" contest for the kids that inspired a hilarious "hit the quan" contest for the parents. Following the contest was a moment of silence for all the people in our community that we have lost due to violence. Attendees enjoyed several performances during the event, in between performances they also enjoyed speeches from influential leaders within the community including Kevin Spears (New Hanover County Board of Education Candidate) and Blanco Dinero (Rapper/Bail Bondsman) . On the way out the door, Support The Port gave away their "Stop The Violence" signs to everyone that came out to the event.

 

Support The Port's Special Events Coordinator and Founder of Alquon's Angels Kwanishia Nelson has been producing this event for the past 4 years, and it keeps getting bigger and better. Every year toys are collected for families in need during the holidays. This year we were able to help 30+ kids, but we had a special presentation of presents for one kid in particular. A young king who was one of four people attacked by a man with a machete at Greentree Apartments. His mother, and his 20-month-old sister were slain. So to show him love during this time of pain, Kwanishia made sure he got all of the presents he wanted for Christmas plus more, and presented this to him and his family during the talent show.

 

 

Special Thanks

The Wilmington Journal

Coast 97.3

Wilmington Police Recreation Association

Brewster Bail Bonding

Big Wave Promotions

Blessing Photography

Total Life Changes

Fearless Touch Hair Studio

Community Boys & Girls Club

Martin Luther King Center

 

 

 

Join The Conversation

IG: @SupportThePort| #SupportThePort

Twitter: @SupportTheePort

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SupportThePortFoundation

Website: www.SupportThePort.com

 

 

 

Kwanishia Nelson (Founder of Alquon's Angels and Special Event Coordinator for Support The Port Foundation Inc.) and Co-host for the Event Cedric Harrison(Founder of Support The Port Foundation Inc.) having a good time during The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive!

 

 

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Sandra The Midday Miss McClammy (Personality on Coast 97.3) Co hosting during The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive

 

 

 

Set it off Dance Team posing for the camera right before they hit the stage at The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive

 

lquon's Angels were the life of the party at The Stop Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive

 

 

 

 

 

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The Girls Club Cheerleaders performing during The Stop The Violence Talent Show & Toy Drive!

 

 

 

Kwanishia Nelson (Founder of Alquon's Angels and Special Event Coordinator of Support The Port Foundation Inc.) Posing With The Family of The Young Boy Who Lost his Mother and Sister due to Violence, after his toy presentation during The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive.

 

 

Some of the Toys Donated During The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive. 

 

 

Set it Off Dance team, Setting it Off During The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Waiting in Line for Pizza While Parents Find Seats During The Stop The Violence Holiday Talent Show & Toy Drive.


Support The Port Foundation Inc. First Annual Holiday Food And Toy Drives and Stop The Violence Campaign

The mission of the Support The Port Foundation, Inc. is to enhance, cultivate and provide a renewed sense of community ownership and excellence for residents of Wilmington, North Carolina. Through the arts, philanthropy and scholarship, Support The Port Foundation, Inc. will increase self-ability, and foster a nonviolent environment where excellence in these three realms are celebrated and expanded.

 

 

Cedric Harrison is the Founder and Director of Support The Port Foundation Inc. Cedric is a Media Specialist from Wilmington, North Carolina. He has spent over 6 years working in the media industry including serving as the Producer of The Exchange Radio Show on WWWE 1100am and iHeart radio, and in his current position as a Account Strategist with The Resource Guild, a 360 degree brand management and consulting agency in Atlanta, Georgia where he has worked with many distinguish brands like Miller CoorsFerrari/MaseratiStreet Execs Management (Management company for 2 Chainz,Travis PorterYoung Dolph,), and many more.

Thanksgiving Can Food Drive

Support The Port Foundation, Inc. has partnered up with multiple organizations around the Wilmington area to provide a helping hand for families in need during the holidays. Starting Nov. 1st Support The Port Foundation, Inc. will have donation boxes around the city of Wilmington that citizens of the community can donate can food goods and non perishable items in.               (Locations are listed below.)

Donation Drop Off Box Locations

Brewster Bail Bonding Office

Coastal Kicks – 271 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The Mane Attraction Hair Studio – 25 Van Campen BLVD, Wilmington, NC 28401

Mo’Stylez Barber Shop – 1230 s 15th st, Wilmington, NC 28401

New Covenant Holiness Church  – 1020 Dawson St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Community Boys & Girls Club – 901 Nixon St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Christmas Toy/Clothing Drive

On the last day of the can food drive, Support The Port Foundation, Inc. and New Covenant Holiness Church will feed the homeless on November 21st, 2015 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the corner of 14th & Greenfield st.  That will be the last day to donate can food goods and non perishable items.

 

Sat, Nov 21, 2015 6:00 pm –  Sat, Dec 12, 2015 7:00 pm

Support The Port Foundation, Inc. has partnered up with multiple organizations around the Wilmington area to provide a helping hand for families in need during the holidays. Starting Nov. 21st Support The Port Foundation, Inc. will have donation boxes around the city of Wilmington that citizens of the community can donate toys and New to gently used clothes.                             (Locations are listed below.)

 

Donation Drop Off Box Locations

Brewster Bail Bonding Office

Coastal Kicks – 271 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The Mane Attraction Hair Studio – 25 Van Campen BLVD, Wilmington, NC 28401

Mo’Stylez Barber Shop – 1230 s 15th st, Wilmington, NC 28401

New Covenant Holiness Church  – 1020 Dawson St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Community Boys & Girls Club – 901 Nixon St, Wilmington, NC 28401

December 12th is the last day of the drive, and we will be having a Christmas Charity Talent Show to celebrate the service we have done this year.

Stop The Violence! One Sign at a Time!

Fri, Nov 6, 2015 10:00am   Thu, Dec 31, 2015 11:00am

Support The Port Foundation, Inc. partnered up with Big Wave, and Brewster Bail Bonding to bring the citizens of Wilmington, N.C. a vision the city can believe in with the Stop The Violence One Sign at a Time Project. The One Sign at a Time Project will consist of signs saying “Stop The Violence” mounted all around the city of Wilmington.  These signs will create a new positive vibe that the community can build off of. It will also create awareness about Support The Port and other sponsors that are focus on uplifting the community of Wilmington, NC.  Having the sign in your front yard will silently say you are against the violence in your community.

We encourage people to take pictures with the sign and post it on their social media using the hashtag #SupportThePort and tagging Support The Port on Facebook www.facebook.com/supporttheportfoundation and Instagram @SupportThePort and Twitter @SupportTheePort.