March 27, 2013: ZII MSP Club Social Action project raising funds and awareness about the abuse and exploitation of children.

 

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Philadelphia, PA City Line Avenue:  On Wednesday March 27, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. the Membership Selection Club of Zeta Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. conducted a community education initiative to raise awareness about missing and exploited children in our local and greater communities. This project was conducted in association with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children established in 1984. The national center for Missing and Exploited Children is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. The MSP club members visited local malls, retail outlets and community centers to distribute educational pamphlets and materials. They also solicited $500.00 in cash donations from big brothers, family, friends, and co-workers, which were presented to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help further its cause on the same day.

The MSP Club chose to conduct this project in honor of six year old. Nailla Robinson of Philadelphia who on January 15, 2013 was abducted from her classroom by a woman posing as her mother and subsequently assaulted. Although she was found and safely returned to her loved ones, we felt it necessary to continue to educate the community about the dangers of child abduction and exploitation and ways to exercise extreme caution. We hope that our efforts may heighten the awareness of these activities and keep our young people safe.