New organization ‘A Cousin’s Wish,’ offering food, clothes, and support for those in need
SALISBURY, Md. – A new local organization called ‘A Cousin’s Wish’ is working to make sure those in need are taken care of this holiday season and beyond.
Founders Chavia Savage and Asia Morgan tell 47 ABC, they’ve been trying to give back to others since they were little. They tell us. it’s a family value they hold above the rest. Now, they’re working with local organizations and other community members to take care of the homeless and those less fortunate. They say they didn’t grow up with everything, but what they did have was support. Savage and Morgan say they want to make sure everyone has support as well no matter where they are at in life.
“So honestly we’re just inspired by just going through what we went through as children and not having everything that we needed to help everybody else,” says Morgan. Savage adds, “I want to dismantle the idea of pride and not being a community or being that help like we need each other and I feel like we have the idea or the perceived perception that we don’t need each other we really do.”
That’s why Morgan and Savage are hosting a two-day event to help those in need, and continue their mission. For the month of December, they’re gathering donations of cold-weather accessories like scarves, gloves, hats, and coats to donate to those living on the streets and in homeless shelters.
Sunday, December 19th, ‘A Cousin’s Wish’ will hold a free Christmas dinner for anyone in need of food.
“I feel like if I can do it, I hope somebody else looks to me and says oh I can do that too, that would be everything to me,” says Morgan. Savage adds, “There’s going to be more work where we can have the youth really engaged and we’ll speak about that later on however, I really want to have fun doing this and really hopefully have a great turnout.”
The event will be held next weekend, December 18th and 19th at 111 Camden Street in Salisbury. You can drop off donations there on Saturday, and the holiday dinner will be on Sunday, December 19th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. We’re told extra food from the dinner will be given to homeless shelters.
You can call 773-675-9151 for more information, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org