The Hamden Journal
Volume X. No. 50 Wednesday, December 12, 2007 14 Pages
Academy of Kempo continues drive through holiday season
Carrie Meyer, Black Belt and assistant instructor at the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts, instills the important values of community service to her daughter, Bo. Community service is one of the many life lessons that are taught at the Academy.
has passed and Saint Annís Soup Kitchen as well as the Keefe Centerís Food
Bank has survived, thanks to the many who have donated food. But the endeavor is
not over yet. With the peak of the holiday season upon us, there is still much
Academy of Kempo Martial Arts is accepting donations for Saint Annís Soup
Kitchen as well as the Keefe Centerís Food Bank now through the end of the
holiday season, at any one of their donation centers located throughout
Connecticut. It is offering an incentive to its students: a free semi-private
lesson for any five non-perishable items they donate, and offering two weeks of
free lessons to non-students, limited to one give away per person and can not be
On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts dropped off its second load of food. The students, families and friends of the academy generously donated about 50 more bags of non-perishable food. The Academy has donated about 75 bags of non-perishable food to date, and continues to collect on a weekly basis.
Academy of Kempo Martial Arts, 1890 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden is the main donation
center. The other donation
centers are, Barron Gannon & Co.,
1275 Post Road, Suite 200A,
Arts and Humanities Magnet High School,
444 Orange Street,
the Boys and Girls Club of
Hartford Southwest Unit, 1 Chandler Street, Hartford; and Rascals Gym, 1647
Whitney Avenue, Hamden.
For more information on the donation centers or how to get involved you
can contact the academy at (203) 288-9990, or visit them on the web at www.academyofkempo.com.
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