Zephaniah said that the most impactful service he and his family participated in was helping families affected by Hurricane Katrina.
“We actually help secure about over $150,000 worth of different items like mattresses, shoes, clothes, just things like that to give out to the people to help them, “he said. “We were able to help really over about 500 people over the time frame of about a year and a half to two years.”
Although the family and foundation have several major projects in the works, they are focused on getting President Obama re-elected through the message in their song.
“We’re just trying to reach a different crop of people to really try to re-inspire them to get back out to the polls during the election and get President Obama re-elected because we really feel like he is the best candidate for the job and we want to see him back in office,” he said.
The C5 Coleman Love Foundation is taking their mission along the campaign trial to help register voters and get them to the polls. Coincidentally, their planned tour corresponds with President Obama’s bus tour.
“We’re going to raise funds to actually travel to some of the battleground states like Ohio and Florida for example. We’re going to have voter registration drives and rallies to raise support and reignite the inspiration and excitement of getting Obama reelected,” he explained.
The foundation also plans to give away gift cards through a raffle that will help provide transportation and proper voter ID for citizens.
Zephaniah is looking forward to completing his college coursework this December from Prairie View A&M University with a degree in Business Management. He plans to capitalize on his family’s entrepreneur spirit to continue the goals of the foundation.
“Go and Vote” can be viewed on YouTube and is available for download on iTunes and the Google Music Store. You can also contribute to the C5 Coleman Love Foundation and purchase their book and workbook by logging on to http://c5coleman.bbnow.org. All proceeds contribute to the C5 Coleman Love Foundation.