Maehama, Women's Tennis Serving Poor

Maehama, Women's Tennis Serving Poor
Akemi Maehama and the women's tennis team are supporting the Food for the Poor charitable initiative. Photo by Jim McCurdy

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University senior women's tennis player Akemi Maehama helped organize a campus-wide charitable effort to assist those in need.

The charity is called Food for the Poor. Maehama and the women's tennis team's mission is to collect items for needy people in the area. Such items include:

-Adult diapers

-Agricultural tools
-Baby products
-Children’s diapers

-Clothing (preferably new)

-Drinking cups
-Educational materials

-Underwear (new)
-Water bottles


Here are additional details on the charitable cause, and ways to help:  

The All-Nighter is a campus-wide, global initiative developed by Food For The Poor. Annually, student organizations nationwide are encouraged to join this movement to host All-Nighter events on their campus. The goal of the program is to raise awareness about the cycle of generational poverty and the funds for sustainable, income-generating solutions through Food For The Poor — such as aquaculture and animal husbandry projects — in developing countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. It offers student and Greek organizations a great opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills, philanthropic spirit, creativity and global awareness.

The Poverty 101 video is a brief clip of the types of projects that students are supporting.

For more information, please visit:

• Twitter: @AllNighterHope
• Instagram:
• Facebook:
• Website:
• Online Donation page:

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.