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R.I.C.H. Foundation giving the gift of warmth with coat drive

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Posted at 10:43 PM, Jan 22, 2021

BALTIMORE — Timothy Rich started the R.I.C.H. Foundation right when the pandemic started.

His focus is on helping young people in our hardest hit communities.

“I just try to give them some type of hope. Something to look forward to,” Rich said. “Whether it’s through the R.I.C.H. Foundation bringing them food or through our R.I.C.H. Fitness Program where we get them on the field and get them on the field to stay active.”

On Saturday, with the help of his son and nephew, he will hand out hundreds of coats and other supplies to families at 2401 Belair Road.

“To give back to the community it makes me happy and stuff,” said 11-year-old Jamari Davis. “Giving back to the homeless giving them food all that it makes me feel happy.”

“You see everyday you see people on the street and they don’t really have much,” said 10-year-old Taumari Rich. “This is essential to the community like giving away it just makes other people happy. Plus, it’s making us happy plus it’s making my dad happy and I’m very proud of him.”

Rich worked in the Juvenile Justice System and coaches young people.

The "R.I.C.H" in R.I.C.H Foundation stands for Reaching Innocent Children’s Hearts.

“We lost a lot of kids due to murders a lot of kids robbing and doing different things of that nature so. When I created the R.I.C.H. Foundation I felt like I could reach a lot of those kids out in the community. A lot of kids don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. With R.I.C.H if you reach out to me I’m going to get you what you need.”

“This event is Saturday the 23rd it will be 2-5 pm. Anyone is welcome to come grab a coat and get that gift of warmth.

Click here to learn more about the R.I.C.H. Foundation.