CALM News

A CALM Donation

A fine donation for children.  In the late summer of 2018, members of the CALM Society, linked arms with John F. McCloskey Elementary  school, and donated fans for the entire building.      


Sensing a further need for this wonderful neighborhood school, CALM then decided to adopt it.     


In that vein, 600 books we’re recently donated on our behalf to McCloskey, from Educators On Call, where Tara Aldrich is the owner and CEO.     


The school was grateful for the donation, and CALM continues to partner with those who will help us to help them!


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A CALM day in Wakanda

The CALM Society once again, stepped in the gap for young people, by being a sponsor for the leadership programs, VIBE  (Voices Invoking a Brotherhood of Excellence) and IMAGINE (I’m A Girl Intelligent, Noble & Educated) at Abington Jr. High School, so the young people and their families could celebrate black history at no cost.


When told what was needed to make this special day happen, CALM members in conjunction with Citizens and Police Together in Abington township, bought and prepared breakfast, served the families in attendance and enjoyed a happy morning, watching the movie Black Panther in a theater that was rented and reserved just for them.


The families enjoyed themselves immensely and the pride on the faces of each attendee, continues to make what we do, and how we serve, a priority to those who call upon us. Volunteerism at it’s finest!!     


The event was also covered in The Philadelphia Sunday Sun. Please click here to view the article titled, "A Wakanda experience for V.I.B.E and I.M.A.G.I.N.E."  The article was written by CALM'S Founder, Andrea Lawful-Sanders.


by Andrea Lawful-Sanders

CALM members welcomed guests to movie day in true Wakanda style. Wakanda Forever!
CALM members welcomed guests to movie day in true Wakanda style. Wakanda Forever!

CALM visits local school district

CALM Society members were invited to a local school district to discuss what made us an organization that has lasted for 14 years, while serving with dignity to those we come in contact with. We told them - they listened and were inspired. Children and families are at the heart of our mission and vision.


As the CALM society continues to build upon the solid foundation we started 14 years ago, it had always been imperative, that we show up in spaces when called, to support families and schools, that are seeking ways to collaborate. To that end, we openly share tips, and give the tools we know, that continues to work. We do this, so that young people, can reap the benefits of these necessary collaborations beyond and in addition to home and school meetings. We look forward to having more of these site visits!


by Andrea Lawful-Sanders

Roslyn Smith, Andrea Lawful Sanders and Chiquilla Holt shared wisdom with a local school district.
Roslyn Smith, Andrea Lawful Sanders and Chiquilla Holt shared wisdom with a local school district.

A donation that CALMed the soul

The CALM Society, was made aware of the dire need for fans, in many schools, in the Philadelphia school district. We asked for a list of the schools with the most needs, and voted to adopt one - McCloskey Elementary. While each CALM member purchased back to school supplies for the teachers in that school, we also paid for 10 fans, which were delivered one early August morning, by the President Chiquilla Holt, and member, Andrea Lawful Sanders, to McCloskey.  ​ more



by Andrea Lawful-Sanders


Chiquilla Holt and Andrea Lawful Sanders delivered fans to McCloskey Elementary school in PA.
Chiquilla Holt and Andrea Lawful Sanders delivered fans to McCloskey Elementary school in PA.