- John may arrive in January
Dec. 13, 2016: Sarah reports that John Malindi has received support for his flight to the States. He’s currently scheduled to arrive Jan. 2 or Jan. 3.
- Sarah Stevenson says thanks to supporters for boosting fund
Nov. 17, 2015
Sarah Stevenson, who co-founded the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum, used the Forum this morning to announce fundraising results from her Oct. 25 90th birthday celebration.
- Thanks to all who participated in today’s birthday celebration
Oct. 25, 2015
Click here for video excerpts from Sunday’s event marking Sarah Stevenson’s 90th birthday and her ongoing efforts to raise money for tuition and fees so that two South African students can get a taste of college at Johnson C. Smith University.
As of Oct. 26, the event had raised $5,520 toward John Malindi’s spring semester tuition. More updates anon.
- Surrounded by friends, and devoted to a mission
Oct. 1, 2015
Portia writes: “This is the best thing about my job: Because I work with people who are selfless and challenge me to give my best in everything I do.
“Our mission is to empower girls such as these to be leaders and role models in the community through mentorship, leadership and advocacy.
“Nothing brings me more joy than to know that I helped a girl to reach her full potential. I thank God for this and making me realize my purpose.”
“Not only do I have the best boss in the universe, but I thank you Carrie Cook for believing in me and giving me the chance to empowHer the girls.”
- That all may eat
“We were removing plants to help the others grow. But it’s not just about helping at the garden:
“The project is trying to get the community involved. So us going there representing JCSU helps them see that we care about them too.
”It was actually my first time doing gardening in my life, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
“It feels good to do something for someone because, taking good care of the garden weekly, the vegetables will grow and become food for a family in need.”
Photos, Devonte Gooding
- Where will you be?
Sept. 17: What do Thomas Moore, Portia Motsapi, Ron Carter, Linda Straite Lynch, Bishop George Battle and Treva Pettis have in common?
They’ll all be at Sarah Stevenson’s 90th Birthday Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Johnson C. Smith University’s Grimes Lounge, helping raise money for South African students attending JCSU. Join them! More info here.
- A first volunteer job
Sept. 16: Portia writes: “I got my first volunteer work” – a Friday evening stint volunteering at Festival in the Park on Sept. 25. “We all have got to start somewhere, right? I’m looking forward to my work.”
Portia will be one of more than 250 volunteers helping with logistics during the three-day gathering of artists, arts and crafts exhibits and entertainers. The free festival is in its 51st year and will be held at Freedom Park off East Boulevard.
- Sept. 6: Friends Indeed!
- Sept. 5: First football
- Getting acclimated
Sept. 2: Portia writes:
“My classes have been demanding. I’m enjoying my math a lot because I need extra help with that so I look forward to class for that new something I’m going to learn.
“I still find the weather not good for me because it really affects my skin.
“The food is better now that I’m getting used to it.”
- ‘I’m going to make you all proud’
Aug. 25: Portia addresses the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum in Charlotte.
- Posing with Queen Go Go
Aug. 25: Portia Motsapi, right, poses for a photo with Sarah Stevenson at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum. In impromptu remarks, Motsapi thanked Forum participants who had donated money to help pay her tuition for the fall semester at Johnson C. Smith University.
- Hugs for Queen Go Go