African American Holiday



AAHA is a non-profit, organization whose mission is to perpetuate and preserve culture through traditional and non-traditional holidays, celebrations and rituals.  AAHA has been incorporated since 1989, and since that time have offered cultural/education presentations to thousands.   Mama Ayo is our primary cultural presenter, however, in the instance of her non-availability, we collaborate with other story-tellers or cultural presenters to fulfill the public’s needs. 501 (C ) 3, tax-exempt stautus is pending.


AAHA offers a sliding fee arrangement for all of its services, as a public service to ensure that all who are interested in our services, will be able to comfortably afford them.  AAHA has no corporate or government sponsorship.  Our cultural/education services are our primary source of funding.  We ask that you consider this, when making your requests: 


To request AAHA’s Service:


1.     Email, Mail or Fax in a request in a short letter, indicating the following:

    1. Name of requestor, address, telephone and email contact;
    2. State specifically which service you are requesting from AAHA;
    3. State the preferred date of the request, and suggest 2-3 optional dates;
    4. State the specific time of the service;
    5. State the location and provide directions;
    6. Indicate the population to be served, how many and any noteworthy conditions of concern;
    7. In the case of out-of-town services, indicate travel arrangements and accommodations


2.     Payment:  

    1.  AAHA offers a sliding fee arrangement for all of its services;
    2.  All services have a suggested rate, and within reason of these rates, we ask that the requestor STATE WHAT HONORARIUM THEY CAN OFFER; 
    3. In special circumstances, AAHA can WAIVER a portion of fees, but requestor must ask for a waiver of fees and state the reason why they are requesting a waiver;
    4. After a request has been accepted by AAHA, the requestor will need to commit ½ deposit of the agreed upon rate, to lock in the date of the requested service, via PayPal, M.O. Money Gram or mailed-in Check;
    5. Balance of agreed upon payment will be due at the end of the service in Cash or M.O.;
    6. All payments should be made out to African American Holiday Association,

 1311 Opus Avenue, Capitol Heights, Maryland, 20743


3.   AAHA reserves the right to decline any requests, or decline to fulfill the service commitment, if stated conditions of the presentation have been changed, altered or not represented truthfully, i.e. stated request indicates a small intimate, grass-roots group of 25 but 150 corporate people show-up;


4.     AAHA has certain busy seasons, so, it is best to schedule services about 2-3 months in advance of Feb (Black Love Day and Black History Month), June (Juneteenth), and Dec (Kwanzaa) for best date availability;


5.     AAHA offers professional services and is more than willing to provide referrals regarding our services.  We further asks that upon completion of our services, that you send us an acknowledgement letter which helps validate our mission;


6.     We look forward to a meeting your needs in the very near future.




 Revised Feb. 2, 2019