KleanCollar, Inc. is an Atlanta based apparel accessory company that was founded by Mr. Kenneth L. Wright, Jr. to help create simple solutions to the everyday, and sometimes complex, issues of fashion. On Friday, April 4th, KleanCollar, Inc hosted their “Black Ties & KleanCollarsCharity Awards Gala AND Charity Concert at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta. The event served as an opportunity to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, on the 46th Anniversary of his assasination.


Many civil leaders and local socialites were in attendance to honor the civil rights leader and raise funds for future programs of the KLWJ Foundation. Awards were given to several individuals for their continuous work in the community.


FAITH: Dr. Richard B. Haynes, Senior Pastor of Salem Miss. Baptist Church & Dr. Craig L. Oliver, Sr., Senior Pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church


FASHION: Mr. Kenny Burns, Entertainer, Fashion Mogul and Founder of Studio 43


RECREATION: Coach Trent Miles, Head Football Coach of Georgia State University & Coach Ron Hunter, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Georgia State University


ARTS: Mr. Roby Hardby, Co-Founder/Director of Rainforest Films


MEDIA: Mrs. Egypt Sherrod, Television Personality & Host of HGTV “Property Virgins”, Mr. Tirrill Whitley & Mr. Nick Nelson, Co-Founders of Liquid Soul Media


ENTERTAINMENT: Ms. Mo Ivory, Radio Personality and Guest Legal Analyst for CNN


ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Ms. Mary Parker, CEO/Founder of All(n)1 Security and Chairwoman of the Atlanta Business League AND Mr. George Andrews, Founder of Capitol City Bank & Trust


HONOREES of the YEAR: Mr. John Grant, CEO of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. AND Ms. Xernona Clayton, Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the Trumpet Awards


Here are a few photos from the event:


















Hence the name, the clothing line’s signature product “KleanCollar” was invented to prevent the unsightly “dirt ring” from forming around the collar, lapels and tie bars.   The KLWJ Foundation, serves as the philanthropic efforts of KleanCollar, Inc., and exists to serve the community in seven areas that they reference as the™ to our foundation which include: Faith, Fashion, Recreation (Sports), Academics/Arts, Media, Entertainment and Entrepreneurship. Focusing on these pillars, the organization assist young people from all walks of life and backgrounds between the ages of 10-23 matriculate throughout middle school and on to college providing them with educational, financial and academic resources that they, would not typically have access to.


The ultimate goal through the KLWJ Foundation is to help the youth acquire the necessary skills and assets needed to become positive and successful professionals and to help them to make the right decisions in life.


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