Upcoming Bags & Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch

 

Bags & Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch

 

Our very own, Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson will be a special speaker at this year’s Bags & Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch. 

On Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM, guests will enjoy a beautiful afternoon of activities that include brunch and drinks, and special speakers for the afternoon. In addition to Dr. Wilson, guest will be honored with another special speaker, LaTonya Smiley, Founder and CEO of Eve’s Roses http://2liveunbroken.com

The event will take place in South Amboy, New Jersey, hosted by the lovely Miss Tracey Hamilton.

Guests are encouraged to R.S.V.P as soon as possible to, Blessintra@yahoo.com/347.295.8970. If you cannot attend, but still would like to donate, please visit our Giving Back page and click on the link to make a donation. No amount is too small.

Looking forward to seeing you!

STS Gears Up For Its Inaugural Anniversary Celebration

Local Human Services Organization #SurpriseTheStruggling Inc. Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary
Surprise The Struggling to Celebrate Its First Year With a Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker Iesha Sekou and Celebrity Guest Speaker, Actress, and Humanitarian, Hayley Gripp.

STATEN ISLAND, NY—January 30, 2017—JRUEPRLIAISON The first Annual Celebration for #SurpriseTheStruggling, Inc. being held on Saturday, February 4th located in Staten Island, NY at the American Legion on McClean Avenue, is a gala event to celebrate and highlight the success, diligence, and hard work of the human services organization’s staff, ambassadors, and volunteers this past year. A catered dinner, specialty drinks, and honors with special guests will highlight the evening’s affair.

Surprise The Struggling, Inc. has made a huge impact in the area of human services this past year. STS, 501c3 nonprofit organization major consumers are homeless women and teen girls. Throughout the year, under the guidance of its founder and Executive Director, Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson—staff, ambassadors, and volunteers have managed to secure and donate over 5,000+ bags and purses filled with toiletries. The items donated and given to various homeless women and teen girls, in addition to hosting surprise baby showers, birthday parties, back to school parties, and off to college parties for those in shelters and in need.

The special program part of the evening will be hosted by CEO and motivational speaker, Keisha Christie, founder of Level Up Connections www.levelupconnections.com. Special guest speaker for the evening will be American actress, humanitarian, author, and activist, Hayley Gripp www.imdb.com/name/nm5872047/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

For its inaugural gala, STS is honored to have, Iesha Sekou, as their Keynote Speaker. An educator and senior activist, Ms. Sekou is CEO and founder of Street Corner Resources. She is the host of WHCR 90.3 FM “The Voice of Harlem” Monday morning radio show, Street Corner Resources Live www.scrnyc.org

The night’s overall event—that is expecting 80 guests, and some very special VIP’s, who will be honored during the night’s celebration—is being hosted by POYED by Velvette, Pinking of YOU Events & Design, LLC. http://www.poyedbyvelvette.wixsite.com/boutique-events Special thanks to, Velvette Mattison-Batson, I.E.W.P of POYED by Velvette for also donating event planning and coordination services for the STS One Year Anniversary Celebration.

STS gives special thanks and acknowledges all of their Sponsors that made the upcoming gala a possibility. Without the generosity and support—not just for this Saturday’s coming event but also throughout the year—Surprise The Struggling would not have been able to help so many. Gratitude is extended to those who donated in person and online at the website, both monetarily and materially.

Continuing their thanks: to Mitchell BG Harper, for the event space to hold the gala; to Lisa Sumpter and Linda Sumpter of Sister Prison Wives BFF, www.spw-bff.org, for Auction Baskets to raise funds for the upcoming STS calendar year. To local caterer, Leonard Bishop of, A Family Affair Party Planners & Catering, bit.ly/AFAMILYAFFAIRCATERING for providing and creating an unforgettable and dynamic dining experience for the guests to enjoy. Thanks to videographer and photographer, Gregory Thomas, for providing special photography for the gala. Thanks to, Edna Lugo of, Cocktail Vixens, www.cocktailvixens.com, for creating a signature cocktail for the evening and providing mobile bartending services. For table design and centerpieces, thanks to Chanae Duncan of Eye Imagine Everything. Thank you, Balloons Décor, B For all Occasion of Brooklyn, for providing decorations and backdrops. Thank you, Wanda Edwards, of A Walk in Her Shoes, bit.ly/AWALKINHERSHOES, for the provision of special material, Ruthe McDonald of Johnrue Publishing www.ruthemcdonald.com for copywriting and PR services. Gratitude is extended to, DJ Ron C of Exodus Entertainment bit.ly/ExodusDJRonC, for providing the evening’s music and Minnie G’s Cupcakery for providing dessert. To local business, Roc A Natural www.rocanatural.com and from California, Sumbody Skincare, www.sumbody.com for providing toiletries and body products for gift baskets to be given away. Special thanks to, Lucinda Cross, at www.lucindacross.com and Nichole Bailey of www.bitsoffaith.net for sponsoring attendees. Also, thanks to, Eloquent Essentials www.eloquentessentials.com for their invaluable contributions. Very special thanks to the volunteers for that day, whose dedication and diligence are applauded. Also, to the following proprietors of the local community for their generosity: Stop N Shop groceries, Columbia Meat Market, Kohl’s, BJ’s Wholesale, Staples, Target, and Shoprite.

The continued support and generosity of partners, sponsors, donors, ambassadors, and volunteers has helped make Surprise The Struggling’s first year of service a phenomenal year of unbelievable achievements and success. STS—through their Ambassador program—were able to achieve their #STSGLOBAL campaign goal by reaching Canada, Haiti, Africa, and Jamaica. They are looking forward to an even greater year ahead and years to come.

There are a few tickets still available to the public. Please check the website for information.

http://www.surprisethestruggling.org

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Come Celebrate Our One Year Anniversary!

So much has taken place this past year. One of the greatest things to happen?—#SURPRISETHESTRUGGLING! We are absolutely honored to have been a part of so many lives this past year. We look forward to doing even greater work this coming year and for years to come. It is with extreme pleasure that we extend an invitation to you, our friends and partners.

With sincere appreciation for helping to make #SurprisetheStruggling’s progress possible #MMOBENT (Mynding My Own Bizness Entertainment) cordially invites you to #SurpriseTheStruggling One Year Anniversary Celebration! Join us for Dinner, Drinks and Honors.

Get your tickets at, http://bit.ly/STSANNIVERSARY

TICKETS ARE GOING QUICKLY!!! Do not miss the opportunity to celebrate with us! We’d love to see you there RSVP NOW!!!

Embrace Your Cake Is Happening Right Now!

Happening at this current hour,  our Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson, is Embracing Her Cake!  Dr. Wilson is today’s keynote speaker, where she is delivering a powerful an10297770_1197667810255722_777685803766191649_nd inspiring word to all those in attendance.

Are you embracing your cake? Are you living your best and authentic life right now?  If not, what is stopping you? Perhaps you need some guidance to help form a clear picture in your heart and mind. Consider contacting Dr. Wilson for a consult. Be sure to inquire about having Dr. Wilson as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, or a one to a three-day conference.

For  information on what to expect and what Dr. Wilson has to offer, please contact ruemcdonald@gmail.com for an informational packet. Be certain to put; Information Packet Request for Consult, in the Subject line.

As always, please be certain to check out our giving back page and click the donation button. No gift to small or large. We appreciate all that you do in becoming a part of our campaign, to help homeless women and young girls. It is because of you, that we are. Blessings!

3rd Annual Blessed to Be a Blessing (B2BAB)

Saturday, December 10th, 2016 is going to be an absolutely wonderful and life changing event for those who are connected to #Surpristhestruggling™Inc. Our esteemed founder and Executive director, Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson will be in attendance, accepting, on behalf of our organization, a charitable blessing on behalf of the fundraising Brunch held by, POYED by Velvette’s Pinking of yOU Events & Design, LLC. and their annual B2BAB – Blessing Bag Fundraiser Brunch.

What an honor to be this year’s recipient of such magnitude. Many women and young girls will be blessed this holiday season because of the efforts of POYED and it’s community partner, SmHEARTgirls, and every other woman, man, organization that contributed to this year’s event by way of donations and sponsorships. It is truly an honor.____sts22

 

 

POYED by Velvette’s Pinking of YOU Events & Design, LLC.

Third Annual B2BAB – Blessing Bag Fundraiser Brunch

The B2BAB Blessing Bag Fundraiser Brunch hosted by the Robin Devenish—The Spirited Speaker, is a unique give back opportunity-female empowerment platform for women and young girls filled with networking, fellowship, female bonding, and great food. Together with the 2016 B2BAB Community Partner SmHEARTgirls and its members, we will create Blessing Bags filled with over 2,850 sanitary and toiletry donation items; to be donated to the 2016 B2BAB Charitable Organization #SurpriseTheStruggling™Inc.