Wiping Out Drug Abuse, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1987, by Ms. Mattie DeLoach of Brockton, MA. She had a dream to address the drug abuse situation in her Dorchester, MA community by creating drug abuse prevention workshops, employment opportunities and life skills seminars. The impact of the programs gave drug free youths the incentives to remain drug-free in spite of their environment, WODA transitioned its headquarters to Brockton, MA 2009. WODA's commitment was to provide a channel for youth in her community to make positive contributions to society. Her dreams came true with the help of the local residents, businesses and local government officials of both Dorchester and Brockton, MA.
As a result, WODA is a well-known and respected community based program celebrating 26 years of activity.
Ms. DeLoach also credits support from major corporations (Pepsi, Coca Cola, IBM, etc.) as well the local media for WODA's ability to operate a successful, social, and community awareness organization.
In February 2012, WODA created and hosted " Family Day at The Library" sponsored by, Brockton Mayor's Office, NAACP, Walgreen's on South Main Street, Brockton Public Library, South Middle School Band, Indaba Theatre of New England, Doll E. Daze Project & Museum Inc, Fuller Graft Museum, Ten Islands Inc, PCAABE, including Parent's Management, Roxbury Public Library, Grove Hall Public Library, Professor Jacquolyn Payne-Thompson Senator Bill Owens and Joan Madden. A major feature of the day included a free copy to all in attendance of :Against All Odds:, a beautifully illustrated Calendar of Black Inventors, created by Farrell2u Publications in Atlantic, GA
Today, this is a universal dream, calling on parents, teachers and community leaders to become involved in this fight against drug abuse. But...with the advent of "I Pledge 2 Listen" The best is yet to come!
We hope that this new project of WODA will be a universal "SHOUT-OUT" that will have a momentous impact!
We are seeking One Million Pledges by October 6-12, 2017 The First Annual "I Pledge 2 Listen