Surprise The Struggling Receives Blessing Bags to Support Their Endeavors

December 9, 2017, New York—Surprise The Struggling was the honored recipient of over fifty Blessings Bags that was raised during a recent fundraiser.

Poyed By Velvette

Poyed By Velvette’s, B2BAB quarterly fundraiser chose Surprise The  Struggling for its winter fundraising initiative. Over forty women pledged to donate, purchase products, and raise funds to fill fifty large bags with items to help aid #STS mission in helping homeless women and teen girls globally. Among the many items donated to fill each bag was an array of toiletries, including items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary and feminine products, lotions, soaps, body washes, socks, hair grooming and shaving kits, makeup bags, slippers, water, protein bars, detergent, flashlights, and a host of other items that would help those in need.

 

       Blessed 2 Be A Blessing 

 

Blessed to Be a Blessing “B2BAB” is a series of quarterly fundraiser initiatives by Poyed By Velvette, that support various causes by raising funds, collecting donated items and bringing awareness to issues that impact young girls, teenage girls, and women living in our communities.

The fifty bags donated to Surprise The Struggling enabled the organization to reach more homeless women and teen girls this Holiday season than anticipated. Immediately, #STS was able to reach out to some women in need, earlier than expected this Holiday season, due to the dedicated and philanthropic endeavors of Poyed by Velvette’s B2BAB initiative.

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Velvette T. Mattison-Batson

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

#Surprisethestruggling

Celebrating Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s fourth highlight this month is the innovative and event mastermind behind POYED BY VELEVETTE, CEO Velvette T. Mattison-Batson, I.E.W.P—#STSGlobal’s number one event-planner extraordinaire and New York Ambassador. Our humble sister has been dedicated and driven when it comes to the mission of #SupriseTheStruggling. We extend our gratitude to Velvette for choosing to be a part of #STS.

Velvette has gone far and above when it comes to promoting the mission and message of our global #hashtag Campaign because she herself believes in the same principle and mission. Velvette and her organization, B2BAB (Blessed To Be A Blessing) supported the efforts of #SupriseTheStruggling at the third year Blessing Bag Fundraiser Brunch. The Blessing Bag fundraiser is a unique give back opportunity and female empowerment platform for women and young girls committed to aide in the fight against homelessness created by Velvette. Through this fundraiser, business owners and entrepreneurs collectively donated over 2,800 Sanitary/Toiletry items that were placed Blessing Bags to help homeless women and teen girls, not only here in America, but also in Haiti. We honor Velvette for the strides that she is making in the lives of young women, and women in general, not just in her community but also globally. She is a true champion for the people and deserves her place as a woman in history.

Velvette T. Mattison-Batson, I.E.W.P. POYED by Velvette, B2BAB

Velvette is the CEO and founder of POYED by Velvette— Pinking of YOU Events & Design. POYED by Velvette is an Event Catering, Designing, Management, Planning, and Staffing Business with a clear mission, to provide exemplary and comprehensive services for their clients. With over 15 years of experience and an exceptionally keen eye for details, they are successful in fulfilling the desires of their clients by listening intensively to what they want and focusing on exceeding their expectations. When you choose POYED by Velvette or your event or wedding, you are choosing excellence, professionalism, dedication, and a day free from worries—one of the best investments you will ever make. Be sure to visit POYED by Velvette at, http://poyed.org to learn more about POYED services and B2BAB initiatives.

We implore you to get to know the vibrant and dedicated woman who is making history every day through her work, service, and dedication. We salute you, Velvette T. Mattison-Batson! We are over the moon to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

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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#SurpriseTheStruggling Campaign Honored by Poyed by Velvette B2BAB Third Annual Blessing Bag Fundraiser Brunch

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.