1st Annual Cherry Mae Reynolds Christmas Hope

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For  the past few months I have spoken to my mother in regards to creating a Caribbean themed event in Atlanta where the proceeds go to an Aids organization.  After a long debate, we  have decided to purchase Christmas gifts for the kids of the infectious disease unit of Grady Hospital. She was even going to come down and help work the event. We even decided to have her prepare rum cakes to put inside of the VIP gift boxes the day before she passed….

So my family decided to instead of asking people to send flowers for the funeral, we are requesting for people to donate money towards purchasing presents for the  hospital. Since she passed November 10, 2015 during the holidays, we have decided to pick a different county hospital in different cities and do the same thing every year.

The 1st annual Cherry May Reynolds Christmas Hope fund was a success! We raised 725 in total allowing us to purchase gifts for 41 children ages 3-17.

We shopped at several different stores but we started off at Care Mart. For every hundred dollars spent in this store provided cared for a family of 4 including their utilities. We were able to provide for 8 people on our first run shopping!

 

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                 The breakdown of Care Mart

 

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We purchased 41 gifts for the children ages 3-17.

 

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Dropping off gifts to the social workers of the Infectious Disease Clinic of Grady Hospital!

 

 

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Plus Positive Annual Summit in Atlanta August 15-17, 2014

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From the 15th – 17th of August, the Artmore Hotel in midtown Atlanta will be buzzing with a slew of empowering events.

Under the theme,Presenting Our Best Selves”, all events, workshops and presentations are focused on educating, empowering, and engaging the plus size community.

 

The non- profit organization PLUS+ has a clear mission of empowering plus size men and women globally, advocating for size diversity in the media, and encouraging volunteerism to impact their local communities. They focus specifically in the areas of personal & professional development, community service, fashion and entertainment. They have defined the phrase “PLUS Positivity™” as a mindset that inspires plus sized people to conduct themselves in a manner that is CONFIDENT, CARING, ADMIRABLE, and AMBITIOUS.

 

The PLUS+ Annual Summit is the highlight of the year for plus size men and women and their families. You can find more information and details about the Summit at http://www.pluspositive.org/annualsummit .

 

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The Lipstick Lineup Professional Women’s Networking Mixer (Recap)

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The Lipstick Lineup Guest Panelists (left to Right)
Hosts: Jasmine Akakpo and Somalia Ramin (Fusion Teen Talk Show)
Fash’Mor D (Beauty Blogger, Lover 4 Fashion), Yanique Downer (Celebrity Makeup Artist, YaYa Beats Face), Nancy Klausner (Mrs. Georgia US United 2012 / CEO Higher Family Achievement), Stacy Epps (CEO Japanubia Musik and Attorney/Owner of Epps Harrell LLC), (Jasmine Crowe (Founder/Editor in Chief, Black Celebrity Giving), Yonikka Jackson (Owner/Creative Director, YK Beads)
The Lipstick Lineup’s first annual mixer kicked off on March 22, 2014 produced by the Atlanta fashion duo Kay Lynn and Cari Rene of LAYLLAH.   Passionate about female empowerment and uplifting women in business, The Lipstick Lineup featured 6 female business owners from various backgrounds who fostered, enlightened, and educated guests about female entrepreneurship.  The guest panel, hosted by Jasmine Akakpo and Somalia Ramin of Fusion Teen Talk Show, covered topics included startup capital, competitive advantages, mentorships, business plans, and the power of networking.  The room also filled with 33 female owned and operating small businesses from fashion and beauty, to health and wellness, to travel and professional services, all for our guests’ shopping pleasures.
As we came together in this positive setting to uplift and empower one another in business, guests, vendors, and panelists enjoyed an eventful afternoon of music, raffles, giveaways, cocktails, complimentary pastries/appetizers,  shopping, networking, and relationship building.
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Special Thanks
  • Cream Ultra Lounge and staff, Yahriel’s Hands on Fire, Fusion Teen Talk Show
  • The guest panelists, vendors,  guests
  • All the friends, family, and supporters who helped make The Lipstick Lineup a success

 

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4th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence Saturday April 27, 2013

 

 

 

 

#LasVegas 4th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence this Saturday April 27, 2013 at 11 am in honor of my late God Daughter Jade Morris and Sabrina Salazar, Diana Soto, and Maximiliam Walters. Please Las Vegas come out and show your support! This event is sponsored by the Las Vegas Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Soroity Inc.,  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., FEEF, the counseling services of  H.O.P.E., Wells Fargo Bank, and the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and out more call 702-685-1500.securedownload-1

Motorcycle Clubs come together to raise money for Jade Morris #LasVegas Support

The Rough Ryderz and the Las Vegas Deuces motorcycle clubs are hosting a car and bike wash for Jade Morris this Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm at the LV Deuces Clubhouse located at: 814 W. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89106. All proceeds will be given to the family. Thank you.

 

 

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Thank you from the family of Jade Morris

It is with deep sadness to inform you that the body of my God Daughter Jade was found today. Jade will be deeply missed. We would like to thank you for all the support and prayers during this difficult time. A special thank you goes out to Red Rock Search and Rescue and Black and Missing Foundation for all your help. Thank you from the Reeves and Morris family.

 

News Coverage of Jade

http://www.mynews3.com/content/video/ondemand/news3at11/default.aspx

 

There is a Jade Morris Memorial Fund that has been started. If you would like to donate please click on the link below. Thank you.

http://www.giveforward.com/jademorrismemorial

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The After Math of the 2012 Holiday Book Drive for the Tony Matthews Boys and Girls Club

Friday December 14, 2012 will be a day that I will never forget.  It was the day of the 2012 Holiday Book Drive for the Tony Matthews Boys and Girls Club.  Every year, Tamika Newhouse and I host our own individual holiday drives, but this was the first time that we decided to join forces.  The collaboration tuned out to be a success!  We brought in over 100 snack bags for the children, 50 pairs of pajamas, and 550 children and teen books.  We also collected a total of 330 books that we donated to the the Center of Children and Young Adults, a homeless shelter also located in the city of Marietta.

As the children came in we passed out our little tokens of appreciation and sang Christmas carols.  Teen author Stone Erickson read to them, and there was even a special question and answer session where the kids had an opportunity to ask us questions on what do we do; and how can they reach their dreams and goals.  Everyone was having so much fun, and was disappointed once the director of the center came and informed us that the time was near to wrap it up.

We would like to give a special thank you to everyone that donated, but we would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors: G Street Chronicles, Just Stuff Thrift Store, I Am T-Shirts, and Enchanted PR. Without everyone coming together, we would have not have had such a successful event. To find out more about the Tony Matthews Boys and Girls Club check out http://www.bgcma.org/club/matthews.

Snack bags for all the children filled with Little Debbie Products, Capri Suns, and Candy Canes

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Each kid left with their own Christmas present

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Tamika Newhouse with her new friends

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Hanging out with Jo Jo. He was so happy to have a Santa Hat

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Q/A Session

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Stone Erickson new teen author under Delphine Publications

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The ladies behind the event: Tamika Newhouse, Ni’cola Mitchell, and Felicia Pugh

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