People ask how can they help people in need? Often they dig into their wallets and toss out a few dollars, here and there. Or they make their donation envelope at their local church a bit thicker from month to month. No shade. Every bit helps but when confronted with that big question — how can I help — Simone Gordon, known as The Black Fairy Godmother — went that extra mile and created The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to help Black and Brown marginalized families.
The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation uses the power of networking, social media, and influence to connect families in need with people that can help.
And they offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of those who need immediate assistance. And they go the extra mile and not only provide that aforementioned relief but assist in getting them a place of stability and equipping them with the proper tools and support to create a sustainable life.
In short The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation —provides hope.
And before you ask is there a need, allow me to share the statistical data. Facts, African Americans experience food insecurity at 19.1 percent and Hispanics experience it at 15.2, both two times the rate for white non-Hispanics.
As you can imagine the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on already-vulnerable families who are now experiencing even greater devastations, lost wages, total unemployment, sickness, and for some, the loss of their heads of household.
But The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation understands the challenges of life, and meet the needs head-on with the support and generosity of volunteers, donors, national brands, and generous everyday people,
Simone Gordon aka The Black Fairy Godmother,and her team leave no stone un-turned in their mission to help. You might have caught Gordon in action because she’s been featured on almost every T.V. talk show and news outlet you can think of, from The Kelly Clarkson Show to Good Morning America. And yet, the New Jersey native remains humble as the face of a network of ‘guardian angels’ who come to the rescue of thousands of women-led families living in abject poverty and experiencing domestic violence.
Her motivation for helping women in crisis is deeply personal because eight years ago, she was looking for resources to help take care of herself and her nonverbal, autistic son. Like so many great women of color before her, she used her frustration to build a bridge for herself and others. Her motherly instincts kicked in, and she got creative. In countless Facebook groups, Gordon unabashedly petitioned for help to secure food, diapers, and formula for her son. Bit by bit her voice was heard and she encountered kind-hearted strangers, whom she regards as guardian angels, offering emergency assistance in her time of need.
The movement, support, and generosity didn’t stop there; Gordon was even able to return to school due to a guardian angel paying her unpaid tuition bill. Inspired and sitting in the grace of gratitude, Gordon knew that her hardship could be the equivalent of someone else’s point of no return. She felt compelled to pay it forward and began to research the various socio-economic conditions that disproportionately impact African Americans. Alarmed by the statistics, she sprang into action, creating a platform to help families in adverse situations, the mantra of her mission: “Women and children first.”
Soon the moniker ‘Black Fairy Godmother’ would be bestowed upon Gordon by a woman named Theresa who was saved from eviction thanks to her philanthropic emergency assistance. Today, a growing legion of international supporters within the Black Fairy Godmother Network all agree, Black Fairy Godmother is a name perfectly befitting of a woman who remains a vigilant lifeline to many.
Here is what Simone Gordon (The Black Fairy Godmother) founder of The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization had to share about the upcoming Purple Diamond Awards Fundraiser Dinner being held at the Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen NJ on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at 7:30 pm.
QUESTION: Ms. Gordon, congratulations on all that you do.
SIMONE GORDON: Thank you.
Q: Tell us something about your 501(c)(3) non-profit organization The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation that people might not know.
SG: The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation assists marginalized families that need emergency assistance right then and there.
Q: So real-time assistance?
SG: Exactly. A lot of other non-profit organizations do not move with that speed. Often it takes weeks, sometimes months to receive assistance. But with us, we make sure that the emergency assistance is met immediately. We do everything on the same day.
SG: Thank you. We have a partnership with Instacart so any food, medical supplies or toiletries will most definitely be delivered at their door. Housing assistance is also met same day, using the hotel extended stay because we have a mutual agreement with Extended Stay Q: Purple Diamond Awards Fundraiser Dinner, which is this weekend what’s the purpose of this gala?
SG: All of the money that will be raised will go to domestic violence survivors. 100% of the proceeds go to them and their families.
Q: That’s beautiful. Hey, world — do you want to help? Great. Please see the link below. The Purple Diamond Awards Fundraiser Dinner is being held, this weekend, Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at 7:30 pm, at the Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen NJ. But remember, The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people in need, in real-time. Take a moment. Search your heart and open that wallet. There is a wonderful saying in the Jewish tradition that whoever saves one life saves the world entire.
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