Projects

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Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) intends to support organizations that address the most important issues that pertain to the welfare of the local African American community as well as the African American community at large.  We are dedicated to committing as much financial support as we can raise through our fundraising efforts.  Since we are a fledgling non-profit organization, we are currently establishing our organizational structure to be in position to meet the aforementioned commitments.   The below listed issues are but a few of the projects Into The Light International has plans to address in the coming months.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • Domestic Violence in the African American community is on the rise and as much attention as can be given needs to be put in place.  Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) plans on making supporting organizations that are focused on addressing domestic violence in our community a top priority.

  • Black on Black crime in the local African American community as well as the African American community at large is one of the biggest reasons why our community has never achieved the same status as similar white communities.  This issue affects property values, school performance, and drug addiction in our community.  We must start to care what crime is being tolerated in our communities.

  • Drug Abuse is a scourge in the African American community.  Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) plans on making fighting this scourge a priority showing it for what it really is: a community albatross that continually keeps our communities behind other communities.

  • Police Brutality issues plague our communities far more than others.  Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) understands the level of mistrust that exists between communities of color and the police.  But if our race and our community is to succeed as places where our children can live and thrive, then we must take the bull by the horns and do whatever is necessary to protect our own lives and our own communities.  It is then that the respect we should demand from Law Enforcement will be given on the scale we deserve.

  • Delinquent School Lunch Debt afflicts the local African American community as well as communities of color nationwide.  Unemployment, Drug abuse contribute to African Americans not being able to keep up with school lunch debt in their homes.  Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) plans on utilizing funds to help in the fight to eradicate this issue in our community.

  • Child Abandonment is a byproduct of unwanted pregnancies that plague young people in the African American community.  Sexual promiscuousness has its roots in how we allow our kids to interact with the opposite sex as children.  There are numerous programs to help young people in this situation such as Safe Haven Baby Boxes that are placed at Hospitals, Fire Houses and other strategic places in our community when there are no other alternatives for young people to take advantage of.

Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) is a fledgling organization that is in need of funds to accomplish many of the goals we have set for our organization.  Most of the organizations that are currently in our community and are attempting to address the many issues that plague our community, have a lack of adequate funding that would allow them to complete the majority of their projects.  It is with this in mind that Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) has created the "National Steppers Ball Weekend" to raise funds for our community initiatives.  Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) will utilize the African American Dance community from all across the nation to fund raise in order to help Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) start the campaign and help us repair our house from within.

 

Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) will arrange, promote and advertise the "National Steppers Ball Weekend" that will become an annual event. All proceeds from this fundraiser after expenses will be made available to aid in achieving the goals of Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) and other community organizations as much as possible.

 

Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) is seeking sponsors for our main fundraiser the “National Steppers Ball Weekend” which will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.  Approximately 1100 people or more will attend this event, giving your company an opportunity to showcase your benefits and products while enjoying a festive weekend of mingling and dancing.  There are sponsorship opportunities for three of our events for the weekend.  Events such as "The National Whiteout Gala", "The Saturday Day Party" and "The Saturday Night Formal National Steppers Ball ( with a touch of your city's colors)". 

Into The Light International, Inc. (ITLII) plans on utilizing all available funds to target these issues as well as other issues that are of  concern in our community.