(l to r:) Marques Payne, director of Membership and Merchant Services, Bronx Chamber of Commerce; Sharelle Gardner, Apple Bank; Tommy Messina, Office of Congressman Joseph Crowley; Councilman James Vacca, Michelle Dolgow Cristofaro, executive director of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce; Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj; Lady Pamela Damon and Gene DeFrancis, president of Allerton Avenue International Merchants Association.
Photo courtesy of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and the Allerton International Merchants Association hosted a successful Back-to-School Clean Up Event on Allerton Avenue Wednesday, September 2. At the event, 75 children received a free breakfast, school bags, school supplies, haircut coupons, and more. Waste Management sponsored the neighborhood beautification project and WB Mason provided the students with the school supplies and book bags.