A Cooperative Venture to Fight Poverty

You may NOT want to ask a Cooperative Ministry employee to name their favorite hip hop song, lest you get riddled with an abundance of lyrics from a famous Sugarhill Gang song, sung off key.
                                                                     
Hip Hop is best left to the professionals, which is why we’re excited to be part of this new event!
Columbia’s Hip Hop Family Day is rooted in bringing awareness to the important areas that affect our community:  poverty, domestic violence, education, youth, arts, employment and economic development. But it also features a lot of great musicians who will knock your socks off.
A portion of the proceeds collected from the event will be donated to the people we serve.
“The hip hop culture began and is still rooted in communities that are riddled with poverty and a lack of economic and employment opportunities, says Hip Hop Day organizer Sherard Duvall.  “By partnering with a non-profit organization, like The Cooperative Ministry, whose work is rooted in those causes, we are able to directly affect the very communities that have supported hip hop culture for so long.”
Cooperative Ministry CEO David Kunz says the partnership is a blessings.  “The synergy here is through the roof.  Organizers of Peace, Love and Hip Hop are touching on a number of  The Cooperative Ministry’s core values. We’re excited to play a role.”
Duvall expects Columbia Hip Hop Family Day to quickly become one of the most diverse events the City of Columbia has ever hosted.  Duvall  believes “the event will  join people of all races, classes and ages with a one-of-a-kind experience that has the potential to become a staple of South Carolina business and tourism.  We could not be more proud to have The Cooperative Ministry’s’ support in our efforts.”
Join us Saturday April 13th from 11-5pm on the 1700 block of Main Street/ 1200 Laurel Street in Columbia for Peace, Love and Hip Hop.
Here’s a number to call for more information 803-546-2319

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