The Northside’s largest festival dedicated to health, wellness and community is back. The 11th annual WE CARE will take place on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Field Community Center at 701 E. Brookland Park Boulevard.
Organized by Fifth Street Baptist Church and the Northside Coalition for Children, Inc., the family-friendly event brings community organizations, churches and businesses together to empower the Richmond community. WE CARE is an acronym that highlights Wellness, Education, Community Awareness and Resident Empowerment, sponsored by Marks & Harrison and the City of Richmond.
The event is free and includes activities for everyone. In addition to health and wellness information, people can access free blood pressure checks and other helpful resident resources. A schoolsupply drive will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Children who are Richmond Public School students can receive free bookbags and supplies. Free children’s haircuts are also available.
Comedian Antoine Scott will host. Other entertainment includes inflatable games and moonwalks, comedy, inspirational performances and more.
“We’re excited to partner with the Northside Coalition for Children to connect with even more families and children at this year’s event,” said Rev. F. Todd Gray, Pastor of Fifth Street Baptist Church. “This annual event is part of our continued collaborative commitment to fostering community and celebrating positive programs in the inner
city of Richmond as students prepare for another school year. We hope to see everyone at this year’s festival.”
A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, August 12.
For more information, please contact Craig Watson, Coordinator, Richmond Northside WE CARE Festival at 804-321-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.