Ken Rodgers and Howard Thomas, in partnership with the Houston Area Urban League, sponsored the 3rd Annual Operation Love, an event where volunteers gave out toys, clothes, books, coats, food and more to Blackshear students and family and anyone else who attended. Along with booths providing health information, free haircuts and manicures were made available, as well as non-stop entertainment and countless organizations providing volunteers. Attendees included Alicia Lewis (Blackshear principal), Dolores Rodgers, Kirk Jackson, Andret Rayford, Ta’Shay Jones, Shaila Guillory, Felecia Daniels, Eryka Daniels, Jasmine Mercier, Jason and Jackson Hyman and countless others.