Focus On The City

Summer 2019 Event

The 2019 Health Fair/Back pack giveaway was a success this year. This event was held at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center in East Saint Louis, Illinois on August 3rd 2019. This year we served over 300 people including parents and children. Each child received a fully supplied back pack, a pair of new shoes, a pair of new socks and one outfit for one day. They also received books on inspiration, motivation and significant historical people. We are grateful for the families that came to our event. Every family received a $20 dollar gift card to Save A Lot grocery stores. We raffled a Samsung Chromebook laptop to help one blessed family to prepare for the upcoming school year. Parents received books and resources on parenting and leadership and inspiration. Thanks to the Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation for hosting this event. I would like to give a special thanks to all of the volunteers and donors and sponsors for this event. We will be back with more resources and surprises next year. Our next event will be in August 1st 2020. Thanks for the support.

Go to to see my personal thank you letter.

Alonzo A Perrin



Phone: (615) 310-0861
Fax: (706) 754-9247

Mailing Address:
7809 Lake Drive, East St Louis, IL 62203


We are currently working with Helping Hands Charities, a qualified 501(3) (c) organization, to accept tax-deductible donations. Please click here for Helping Hands Charities and search for Focus on the City (click here to go there directly). Donations can also be given via Venmo, The Cash App ($Focusonthecity) and via Paypal. Please see the donation page.

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 which is a black owned company. All backpacks can be sent to the above mailing address. Thank you for your support.