Focus On The City

Dunbar School 2019

On Thursday December 19th, Focus on the City was a part of the first ever School District 189 takeover. We were fortunate to adopt a class of 4th graders at Dunbar Elementary School. Each hall way was named after a HBCU and were in the Tennessee State University hallway. 21 students were given backpacks, science kits, historical and inspirational books and a 5 dollar Mcdonald’s gift card, toothpaste and toothbrushes and socks. Students were asked 3 Black History questions and the 3 winners won a globe. The backpacks had a theme of celebrating black history. We had a small discussion on entrepreneurship. Backpacks highlighted black culture and images of excellence and success. There was an extra excitement in the kid’s eyes as they saw beautiful images on backpacks that reflected them. When I was a teenager, I would see my father, Alonzo Perrin, on Christmas morning walk out of the house in the morning with candy canes and 2 dollar bills to give to people. Included in each backpack were four 2 dollar bills. One honoring my dad and one from me There were also 2 candy canes , one honoring my dad and one from me. Please see the link below for the full story. Thank you.



Phone: (615) 310-0861

East St Louis mailing address:
7809 Lake Dr,
East St Louis, IL 62203

Houston Texas mailing address:
15115 Park Row Blvd
Suite 350-62
Houston, Texas 77084


Donations can be received via Paypal(The Yellow Donate Tab) and CashApp($Focusonthecity) We are currently working with Helping Hands Charities, a qualified 501 (C) (3) organization, to accept tax-deductible donations which will be the Blue Donate Tab. Please click here for Helping Hands Charities and search for Focus on the City (click here to go there directly). If you have any questions regarding donations using the Helping Hands option, contact: Missy Kennedy at 706/754/6884. Thank you for your support.

We want the families to feel loved and receive blessings from generous people.

Please see this article (click here) about the August 2019 event.


Backpacks can be ordered in bulk from the following websites: and Backpacks can be ordered individually from and All backpacks can be sent to the above mailing address. Thank you for your support.