- Louquanda Hines, founder of HINES, hosted her first community event in 2016, where she helped high school students to explore options for life after high school.
- In 2017, she hosted her first community drive, where she collected school supplies and toiletry items for first generation college students.
- In 2018, her passion to cater to the homeless population was fulfilled by collaborating with the amazing barber and philanthropist, Miyon Fields, on the “Homeless Connect” project.
- In 2019, Louquanda continued to partner with Kimiko Gardner, owner or Kreatively Me, and awarded 5 transition trunks to RVA seniors.
In 2020, we have created a Transition Trunk Drive and Transition Trunk Scholarship to award 20 trunks to Richmond Public Schools seniors headed to college in the Fall.On April 22, 2020, our founder and co-founder began to seek donations for our first event as an official nonprofit organization. Thanks to the Richmond communities, we raised, $715 for our first project within the first week!