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Our Founding

About My Father's Business, Inc. was founded to honor and continue the legacy of Alvin E. Sanders.  As a public servant for over 40 years, Alvin devoted his life to enriching the lives of others. He took a special interest in the youth and often mentored family members. He extended his community services to kids throughout the neighborhood and his daughter’s friends.

Alvin won the hearts of many through his charismatic personality, high spirits, and willingness to serve in the community. As a young man, he escaped the streets of Detroit by following his love and passion for football. His intelligence, willpower, and determination afforded him the opportunity to attend Detroit’s prestigious Cass Tech High School, where he became a team captain and (an) All-City football star. He received a full scholarship to Eastern Michigan University where he became the first person in his family of eight to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree.

Alvin moved to Northwest Indiana and soon started a family with his wife of 29 years, Yvette.

He joined a group of Black Cowboys from Gary, Indiana. He enjoyed activities such as riding his horses in Gary parades, competing in rodeos, and hosting his own rodeo shows.

He served families around Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana by leading and organizing programs. He worked tirelessly with several non-profits and government agencies throughout his career to improve the lives of others. Alvin was well respected by his peers, colleagues, and executives which lead to his position as Director.

Although he suffered several strokes in 2004 he remained active, involved, and committed to helping others in the community. He did not succumb to his disability and continued to push forward in doing the things he felt compelled to accomplish.

Whether it's his stories of growing up in Detroit, Michigan conversing with music icon Stevie Wonder or working with then Illinois Senator Barack Obama, the first Black President of the United States to ensure jobs for the youth of Chicago. Alvin proved to be a true pillar of the community.

Alvin held many titles and wore many hats, but his most important title was always, "Dad". He loved people and greatly believed in the strength of family. He served selflessly and instilled these same values in his daughters, Cherie and Whitney. Alvin leaves a rich legacy of not only servitude but of leadership and is an exemplary role model for others. About My Father's Business, Inc. will continue to serve the community with the same standards and values as Alvin E. Sanders.