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Our Story

The Winchester Aid Alliance, Inc. is a human services nonprofit organization founded to make a positive impact in the lives of those who require charitable assistance.

Motivated to commemorate and keep the names alive of close family members that had recently passed away, Founder and Executive Director Bambo Adeshiyan began laying the early foundation of his organization by creating an annual essay scholarship, The 25 Suenu Memorial Scholarship Initiative, specifically for students in the Department of Communications at his alma mater, Alabama State University.

 

Also serving as a precursor to the organization, Adeshiyan would reference back to his days in Dallas, TX. At the time, Adeshiyan would not sulk over the fact that he was unable to spend several Thanksgiving holidays with his family in Atlanta, GA, but would instead utilize that time to purchase food and toiletry items to be passed out to the needy, eventually galvanizing friends and coworkers to join him in his efforts.

 

Adeshiyan even drew inspiration from his friendship made with homeless drifter John-John. While pursuing his Master of Arts degree at Howard University in Washington, DC, he befriended a homeless gentleman, John-John, while walking from the Metro Center train station after leaving his job at the time at PNC Bank. In addition to giving his new friend food and whatever money he had on him at the time, they would often talk about subjects covering John-John's time briefly enrolled at Howard in the 60s, how much DC had changed at the time and family updates. With the scarves given to John-John by Adeshiyan, his friend even taught him how to correctly tie a scarf, which was vital for a southern transplant and his new experience with DC's brutal winter months.

 

Intending to build on these different personal acts of charity, and being inspired by his family’s life-long philosophy on always thinking of others, Adeshiyan would realize his true purpose. It wasn’t public relations; it wasn’t brand management; no, it wasn’t luxury fashion; it was the humble act of giving back to those in need, via the founding of The Winchester Aid Alliance, Inc., whose name derives from Adeshiyan’s street address where he spent his childhood in Huntsville, AL.

 

Now, we’d like for you to envision a world in which no one must worry about their next meal, or if they have the basic human necessities; or qualified men are not rejected for job opportunities because they don't 'fit the part' or are not stereotyped due to their past missteps. Imagine college students not having to worry about how they will meet financial requirements in order to graduate. Well, can you? While we remain realistic of the likelihood of achieving the aforementioned entirely, The Winchester Aid Alliance, Inc. and its board members are steadfastly committed to executing the work necessary to, one day, possibly create and foster such a world – one charitable act at a time.

 

It just requires organizations, such as ours, to remain dedicated to helping all who we can. 

25 Suenu Memorial Scholarship Initiative

25 Suenu Memorial Scholarship Initiative

Agbada Professional Attire Fundraiser

Agbada Professional Attire Fundraiser

No Ebi Homeless Charity Program

No Ebi Homeless Charity Program

The Winchester Aid Alliance, Inc. operates with transparency and accountability, ensuring that every donation or scholarship award is used effectively to support communities in need. By investing in our communities, we believe in creating a ripple effect of positive change, empowering individuals to reach their full potential.

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