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Welcome to Project U First Inc.

Project U First Inc. supports some of the most vulnerable members of our community by providing them with basic hygiene products most of us take for granted.

To date, we’ve distributed more than 100,000 hygiene kits, 220,000 blankets, and 100,000 pairs of socks to homeless shelters, foster homes, and schools in low-income areas. These items are inexpensive, but to a homeless person, or a child living in poverty, they’re an important step on the path toward dignity.

We've already made a major difference in the Atlanta area, and with your support, we’d like to take our message of hope to the world.

Please join us. Because everyone deserves a fresh start.

Erica Wright, Founder of Project U First Inc.
Erica Wright, Founder of Project U First Inc.

History

After witnessing a woman washing her hair under a bridge, Erica Wright understood – perhaps for the first time – how the homeless lack even the simplest products to stay clean and healthy. Products most of us take for granted. Not long afterward, Erica became more than a witness. She became homeless herself.

This started Erica's amazing journey. She lacked money, credit, or a plan, but with God’s help, and her own passion, she went from darkness into light.

In just 5 years, Project U First Inc., founded by this amazing woman, provided more than 400,000 homeless individuals and families with basic hygiene products, helping them return to a place of dignity and self-respect.

This year, Project U First is helping students attending low-income, Atlanta-area schools learn without the fear of being bullied for their appearance, thanks to Hygiene Closets stocked with soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and other necessities.

We’ve been recognized on numerous TV and radio broadcasts for distributing more than 85,000 hygiene kits and “LOVE Bags” to the homeless, and other vulnerable individuals in 19 different states, including California and New York.

Erica, and several members of the Project U First volunteer team.
Erica near a Good Morning America sign.

Speaking Engagements

Erica Wright at a speaking engagement, in front of microphones.

Erica Wright is a passionate speaker on topics related to homelessness, and perseverance in the face of adversity. For a small fee – 100% of which goes to support Project U First’s activities – Erica can deliver her message of love, hope, and support to your organization.

 

A few of Erica’s previous speaking engagements include:

WAOK Radio, @ WSB TV, PTSA meetings, and Various Churches

Meet the Team

Erica Wright, Founder of Project U First Inc.

Erica Wright

Founder

Erica is the youngest of four children born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, to two amazing parents, and is the proud mother of Brandon, her 22-year-old-son. At a very young age Erica’s parents instilled in her the true meaning of LOVE and SHARING.

Christopher Holland

Christopher Holland

President

Christopher received his Science, Industrial Technology degree from Western Kentucky University, and currently uses his skills as a project manager on large-scale construction projects in and around Atlanta, GA.

Abigail Crawford

Abigail Crawford

Vice President

Abigail is an educational consultant providing on-site professional development and support in leadership, school management/operations, differentiated instruction, classroom management, new teacher training, and more, tailored to individuals and schools.

LaChandra Butler-Burks

LaChandra Butler-Burks

Secretary

LaChandra is the Executive Director of the city of Atlanta’s Office of Recreation. Her team of over 200 provides high-quality, professional recreational services and programs Atlanta’s citizens through balanced, enjoyable and affordable activities.

Richard R. Mouzon

Richard R. Mouzon

Board Member

Dr. Mouzon specializes in clinical psychology in Atlanta and has over 34 years of medical experience. He graduated from medical school in 1985.

Yutrela Lindsey

Yutrela Lindsey

Board Member

Yutrela serves as an Instructional Coach at Heritage Academy Elementary. Her focus is ensuring that students have the best instruction possible to learn.

Anyone can make a difference. Especially YOU.

Join us today in our mission to provide the necessities of life to those in need.