This Kwanzaa, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the celebration, APPEAL Inc. is organizing support for Black owned and operated retail establishments in the DC area. We are organizing community wide “FLASH MOB” buying days during Kwanzaa, a different Black owned & operated business for each of the seven days of Kwanzaa.
The purpose of this “FLASH MOB” initiative is to harness the potential of the community activities during the week of Kwanzaa to encourage a more supportive relationship between the community and the Black owned and operated businesses in the community. The following Black business are featured this year for the (7) seven days of Kwanzaa:
Dec. 26 - Umoja is for Nisey’s Boutique @ 4007 34th St, Mt Rainier, MD 20742
Dec. 27 - Kujichagulia is for Senbeb Natural Foods Vegan Café & COOP @ 6224 3rd. NW Wash, DC 20011
Dec. 28 - Ujima is for Everlasting Life vegan café @ 9185 Central Ave., Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Dec. 29 - Ujamaa is for Ujamaa Gifts and Bookstore @ 1554 8th St. NW, Wash, DC 20001
Dec. 30 - Nia is for Secrets of Nature health food store @ 3923 South Capitol St., SW Wash, DC 20032
Dec. 31 - Kuumba is for Gallery Africa clothes/gifts @ 2830 Campus Way North, #616, Lanham, MD 20706
Jan. 1 - Imani is for Khepra’s Raw Foods/Juice Bar @ 402 H St., NE Washington, DC 20002
“FLASH MOB” Participant Cards will be made widely available, including at each of the participating businesses, and each business will affix their sticker to each participant’s card that patronizes them during Kwanzaa. Each sticker will entitle participants to (1) one rifle ticket for the grand prize drawing on the last night of Kwanzaa, Jan. 1, 2017, 7pm @ the Imani Night Candle-lighting, Plymouth Congregational Church, 5301 North Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20011. Prizes include unique African art, such as framed art by The Artist Michael Brown, books such as "Creating Generational Wealth" by Douglas Eze, "swag bags", and much much more.
Participants who fill up their cards with all seven (7) stickers from all seven businesses will get a special door prize for their support of the effort.
The entire community is encouraged to participate in the 2016/2017 APPEAL Kwanzaa Black Business Support Initiative by supporting these businesses during Kwanzaa, particularly on their designated "“FLASH MOB” shopping days, as well as throughout the ENTIRE YEAR.