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Inaugural 5K - September


  • Together, we believe there isn’t anything we cannot accomplish. The foundation partnered with sponsors and the community to host our Inaugural 5K, one of our largest fundraisers, on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The day after what would have been my husband’s 39th birthday. We are thrilled about bridging wellness, community, businesses and purpose. Save the date for Saturday, September 3, 2022 for our 2nd Annual 5K!

Contact for sponsorship opportunities.

It’s Cool to Read a Book Giveaway - July 2021

  • The Cleo T. Hudson, Jr. Memorial Foundation partnered with the community and collected 300+ books for boys and girls who reside in a Whitehaven apartment complex. The goal of the program is to ensure that boys and girls understand the importance and joy in reading during the summer months. They were able to select a minimum of four books and twin, juice flavored popsicles. The event took place Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. We look forward to next year’s event.


To donate gently used books, please email

Shelby County Schools PPE/Supply Drive - March 2021

  • During the Covid-19 pandemic, we witnessed an urgent need within the school system. Abruptly, a decision was made for students, teachers and staff to reenter their schools for in person learning. Over the time span of four days, in partnership with T.J.R. Consulting, we rallied the community and hosted a personal protection equipment and supply drive collecting over $1400.00, over 1000 masks, over 800 ounces of hand sanitizer donated from Vectair Systems, 200 face shields donated from Sam's Club 2150 Covington Pike, and 200 backpacks donated by Brown Missionary Baptist Church. Location drop off included Major Pieces Boutique and One Accord Ministries, International. On Thursday, March 4, 2021, we donated 200 bags to the educators of Shelby County Schools. Additionally, Sunday, February 28, 2021, we collaborated with Jessica Reed of Reed Counseling & Consulting, LLC. and hosted an online mental wellness for educators. It was attended remotely by over 300 professionals. 

Porter Leath Tricycle Giveaway - December 2020

  • What better way to add cheer during the season of Christmas than to give a tricycle to a sweet little child! Our foundation donated three Radio Flyer tricycles to Porter Leath in partnership with their Annual Toy Truck service project. 


Socktober - October 2020

  • During the month of October, we partnered with our Facebook followers and collected monetary donations to purchase packs of socks for the Union Mission Downtown Memphis. We proudly, donated 430 pairs of socks to the shelter. 

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