A little background information directly from the website about #Hashtaglunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to creating fun environments to bring together diverse groups of compassionate people in local communities across the world to focus out and give back in local communities .HUNGER IS STUPID.
When I first got word about the #Hashtaglunchbag movement I was on board, this is something our Brand has to be a part of. Not from the stand point of its good for our image, but the stand poinf of we are LEADERS and its our duty to get out and serve our community. If nobody does it the people who claim to be leaders have to step up to the challenge.
The day was full of good vibes from the jump. Do Good x Feel Good is the motto.We started the day off with the assembly line of mass sandwich production. Working to produce enough sandwiches to distribute through the city. I may have squirted too much mustard on a few of them though I get mustard happy.
It was a great place to meet and network, One of my favorite teachers and AUTHOR Ms.Matthews from high school brought her entire soccer team for community service.
YaBoyLV Shoe connoisseur and Radio host from 93.7 showed up we talked about possible business moves and creating move event like this for the community. (Stephon is forever staring directly into the camera with the lost look.)
A few other people showed up in Westside Society gear to lend a helping hand. Or maybe they just came receive the extra 15% their next purchase I promised them. Whatever it was i was just glad the decided to come out for a good cause.
Right before we left from assembling the lunches to past them out there was a guy standing next to me. We had been talking for a little while just chatting back and forth with each other. I saw him put on a Two/Eighteen by Burn Rubber Hat (Men’s streetwear shop in Royal Oak) and it sparked a conversation. I said ” That’s a 2/18 hat, I was just down there a few days ago talking to RoSpit the owner. He was like yeah that my business partner I’m one of the co-owners. Who would’ve thought I would’ve ran into somebody that’s going to FOR SURE have some sort of impact on my life? I’m serious it seems like these things are planned, but they aren’t at all it’s like just being in the right place at the right time.
So we exchanged names his was Fred Walker. So while we we’re out and about passing out sandwiches to the homeless people or the people who needed them walking the streets, I had chance to pick his mind and try to learn as much as I could from him while i had a chance and build a friendship with a business owner who’s shop I’d love to be carried in one day. I found out he works with young entrepreneurs, and also does motivational speaking (Also my interests). So as we traveled I popped Stephon into the car with him so they could get acquainted.
We rode up to this building (Flint neighborhoods aren’t the best) and saw a bunch of people huddled around in a small area. To ME it looked like something fishy was going on maybe a Dice game (number 1 rule don’t walk into a dice game) or something illegal. My conscious told me not to go over there. Seriously though… not trying to be funny, if you see about 8 people huddled in the corner of a boarded up school what would you think? This sort of fear came over me. So we skipped that area, and moved on to another. We could put a dent in the bags we had left. So we get a call from the coordinators of the event Chuniq PR & Deandra called is telling us where to take the rest of the bags. It ended up being the spot we didn’t go to before.
How salty did I feel, all of us learned about 3 valuable lessons there. 1) Don’t judge a book by its cover, just because something looks a certain way doesn’t mean it’s that way. 2.) As a Leader you have to be courageous in situations where most people would other wise fold. 3.) Still being cautious is a good thing also you don’t want to walk into a decision you shouldn’t have, but just be brave.
After it was all said and done we all felt great. It feels good to know you’re helping other people with your biggest resource and it’s not money, just your TIME. Time is precious. At the end of your journey on this planet what will people remember you by?
-Thanks #HashtagLunchBag for teaching us, and allowing The Westside Society to give back to our community!
- Jimmie Westside