First, in case you don’t know, let’s learn about Mary Walker. Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation has been in operation since its founding in 1970. It was named for Mary Walker, a tenant of what is now Mary Walker Towers in South Chattanooga, the foundation was created in her honor. Mary learned to read at age 117. She lived to be 121. Wow.

On December 15th Black Santa was available for pictures, and thanks to our $500 grant, gave away books, light refreshments and a few giveaways for children at Olivet Nation on Jersey Pike. Thanks to partnerships with Olivet Baptist, The Chattanooga News Chronicle, and The Chattanooga Courier the event was well attended and will grow each year. This was Black Santa, but he is a Santa like all Santa's for all children, regardless of race.