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Leo’s Love @leoslovemd

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Greetings folks!
As my regular readers know, I always try to keep you informed about things going on to empower the community. Recently someone brought to my attention a newer non-profit organization which operates out of Maryland and its focus services are geared towards the Fatherhood Initiative which is in place in many states. If you are unfamiliar with the Fatherhood Initiative although the specifics vary from state to state and program to program, the basis of the initiative is to support the role of the father in the lives of children, because the role of the father is irreplaceable to a child’s emotional and spiritual development. I was able to speak with Nakia Johnson (Founder/ Executive Director) of Leo’s Love and hopefully after learning more about this organization, you will consider supporting its efforts and help bring awareness to agencies like this one in your community.

 

QTP: What is Leo’s Love? What kind of organization is it & what do they do? 

NJ: Leo’s Love is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 seeking organization based in Bowie, Maryland. The organization has been around for almost two years.  We service individuals that suffer from fatherlessness through mentoring, counseling and community service projects.

QTP: How and when did Leo’s Love get started? 

NJ: Leo’s Love was started in June of 2014.  Leo’s Love was started because the founder and Executive Director is a direct product of a fatherless home and has experienced firsthand the debilitating emotional, mental and forged spiritual effects of being fatherless.

QTP: How does someone get services or help from Leo’s love? (Do they have to be referred by a State agency? What are the qualifying requirements? Are there income guidelines?) 

NJ: All individuals are welcome to participate starting at age 7.  Seven has a very personal meaning to me.  That’s the number of instances of my father that I have, it was the first time I spoke to him on the phone, it was also the age I was when I felt my first emotion — rejection.  We have not yet connected to state agencies, but that is a goal of ours by 2018.  Our individual participants and families mainly come from area schools and by referrals.  There has to be a need and a want to overcome the challenges that can set us back based on our past. There aren’t any income guidelines as this social issue can affect anyone regardless of your race, religion, or socioeconomically status.

QTP: What can we do to support Leo’s Love? Where would someone send a monetary donation? What kinds of things can people donate? Are you looking for volunteers?  What are the volunteer requirements? 

NJ: Leo’s Love is still very young and new, so it needs support as much as a newly established nonprofit would.  Getting information out about what we do and who we are is a great start for support.  In addition to supporting us by spreading the word of what we do, of course, monetary support is always appreciated and welcomed.  Monetary donations can be made via bit.ly/supportleoslove.

Leo’s Love, in the future, has plans to build three very specific initiatives that will definitely assist us with assisting the community, Leo’s Closet, Leo’s Library and Leo’s Pantry.

Leo’s Closet will be a place where gently used clothing items (including school uniforms) and shoes can be donated and made available to families in need.

Leo’s Library will be used for an in-house library that our participants will be able to use as an effort to increase literacy amongst themselves, their families and within their communities.

Leo’s Pantry will serve as an initiative to provide food to individuals and families that need help during and outside the holidays. As the leader of an organization, I understand the importance of volunteers and their commitment to service to the organization and the community.  We are always looking for individuals to assist us with our outreach efforts.  Leo’s Love has a volunteer packet that goes into great detail about what we expect from our volunteers, what they should expect from us and the requirements for becoming a volunteer.

QTP: Where can someone contact for more information? 

NJ: Leo’s Love has adapted to the ever-growing world of social media and can be followed on the following outlets:

Leo’s Love Website: http://www.leoslove.org
Facebook: facebook.com/leoslovemd
Instagram: leoslovemd
Twitter: leoslovemd
Periscope: periscope.tv/leoslovemd

For volunteer opportunities: please contact us at volunteer@leoslove.org

to complete the volunteer application visit: bit.ly/leoslovevolunteer

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@houseofestherct 2nd Annual Winter Drive accepting donations!

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House of Esther International kicks off it’s 2nd Annual Winter Drive to purchase blankets and socks for homeless residents in Connecticut and New York City areas. Every little bit helps, even $1 buys a pair of insulated socks for someone in need.

Many homeless individuals are battling untreated mental illness and at least half of homeless women and children are fleeing domestic violence.Consider being a blessing and check out the Go Fund Me page for this year’s drive!  

Shelter information for New York: 

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=New%20York&state=NY

Shelter information for Connecticut: 

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/connecticut.html

#NEW MUSIC by @_joseph_sd “Save Me”

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Meet Joseph SD (Still Dreamin). He is a new 25-year old artist from Connecticut that recently launched his first single “Save Me”(both written & produced by him) as well as a kick starter campaign for his album. Joseph is an extremely talented emcee, singer, composer, & producer, not to mention very active in Youth Ministry.

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I invite you to both  listen to “Save Me” and support the full project with a donation as the project in full will be given away free of charge.

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You can follow Joseph SD via the following sites: 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joseph_SD/1504716739815298

Soundcloud.com/Joseph_SD

Instagram: _joseph_sd

Twitter: @_joseph_sd

 

DONATE:

http://www.gofundme.com/kw9hd0

 

2013 GGO COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT

GHETTO GOVT COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT 2013

 

Wingz Up Family!

As we roll into 2013, here is the community service that was completed by GGO Members over the past year:

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GGO 1st LADY QUEEN THE PROPHET TEAMED UP WITH GRYNDHOUSZ {COUSIN OF JOHN LEGEND.INDIE ARTIST WITH OVER 7OK UNITS SOLD.C.E.O OF (GRYNDHOUSZ MUSIQ) A PROMO COMPANY THAT HELPS PEOPLE BUILD THEIR BRAND AT A LOW COST} AND CONTRUBUITED THE FORWARD AND CHAPTER READINGS TO ”F WHAT YOU HEARD”(AUDIO BOOK FOR LADIES) DROPPED OVER THE SUMMER IN THE UK FIRST AND SOLD OVER 20k COPIES at $7.00 ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK GO TO THE (JIMMY V FOUNDATION) FOR CANCER RESEARCH. 

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ON DECEMBER 14, OUR AZ CHAPTER HOSTED THEIR FIRST ANNUAL CLOTHING DRIVE! THE EVENT INCLUDED REFRESHMENTS, OPEN MIC, KID FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES, & MORE. THE EVENT WAS FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR A WINTER CLOTHING DONATION. BIG THANKS TO DANIEL, ACE, & THE REST OF THE AZ CHAPTER! 

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GGO 1st LADY QUEEN THE PROPHET & GGO FLORIDA GENERAL THE QUEEN DYME HAVE BEEN RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND COLLECTING OLD CELL PHONES FOR DONATION TO THE NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. THE FIRST PHONE DONATION CAME FROM DJ YELLO’S WIFE Ms. LESLIE (GGO DMV/ Host of GGO USA Volume 1). THIS OUTREACH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NEW YEAR. CELL PHONES, BATTERIES, CHARGERS ARE ALL ACCEPTED FOR DONATION.

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OUR GGO HUSTON TEXAS CHAPTER LEADER (PHYSCO ROCK) LAUNCHED “GORILLA FIT SQUAD”. GORILLA FIT SQUAD ASSISTS PEOPLE WITH GETTING HEALTHY & FIT FOR FREE. PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO PURCHASE A GFS HAT & TSHIRT IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE PERSONAL TRAINING. IT IS A PERSONAL BELIEF OF THE CHAPTER LEADER THAT YOU SHOULDN’T BE CHARGED TO GET HEALTHY. BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO PHYSCO ROCK, GFS HAS SECURED SPONSORSHIP BY SOME BIG NAMES IN SPORTING GOODS, STAY TUNED! Email gorillafitsquad@yahoo.com for more information. 

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GGO NYC/CT PRESIDENT RAZAH & FIRST LADY QTP HAVE DONATED NUMEROUS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS OVER THE YEAR TO LOCAL PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES & SENIORS IN NEED. 

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If any other Chapter has completed community service, please be sure to let us know so that we can put it out in the next news letter! All Newsletter updates, photos, etc should be emailed to ghettogovtnews@gmail.com 

AS WE ROLL INTO 2014, OUR AZ CHAPTER ALREADY HAS THE NEXT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT IN THE WORKS FOR FEBRUARY! WATCH THE VIDEO COMMERCIAL FOR THE NEXT EVENT! 

Senior / Disabled Housing asks 4 #Thanksgiving Food donations in #CT

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THANKSGIVING IS FAST APPROACHING…..
Stratfield Apartments in Bridgeport, CT is public housing for seniors and individuals with disabilities. They are currently asking for donations of prepared food trays for Wednesday, November 27th in order to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for the 192 residents who live there. If you or your organization are able to help or donate please call (203) 366-4321.

FREE BLOG FEATURES 4 COMMUNITY MOVEMENTS/ MISSIONS via Queentheprophet.com

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Greetings Fam!

2013 has been a rough year for a lot of people and that is no secret. Sometimes I think people don’t get involved with community drives and giving simply because they think they have nothing to give or they are so consumed with their own issues they can’t see anything else but that. I can tell you honestly sometimes the answer to your issue is to give your way out. Do you have any idea what an impact you make on the universe when you give? Do you have any idea how much more powerful that impact is when you don’t really have it to give?

From now until the end of 2013, I will blog FOR FREE any sort of community minded mission that you or your organization is putting together. Doesn’t matter what kind or where it’s located. If it’s legit, you’re doing it and it helps people I will blog it for you for FREE. If you would like to do something and don’t know what to do or how to even start something like that, I will also help you FOR FREE. (For those of you that don’t know, my other career is Social Services so I’m a pretty good resource in the area of do-gooding).  The exception to the free blogging is asking for money. Unless you are a recognized 501-3c organization I’m sure you can understand why.

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September is a great time to kick something like this off. This is the time of year that donations & drives are thriving.

  • Kids are in need of back-to-school supplies & clothing
  • Thanksgiving Turkeys & Food
  • Adults & Children (MANY still displaced from Hurricane Sandy and other disasters) are in need of winter coats
  • The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is always accepting donations of used cell phones, batteries, & chargers
  • Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa will be here before you know it and families are in need of help for their children
  • Food drives of all kinds are especially needed during the winter months & holiday times
  • Homeless Shelters EVERYWHERE are in need of coats, clothing, blankets, & food
  • Food Banks EVERYWHERE are in need of non-perishable foods

EMAIL: QUEENTHEPROPHET@HOTMAIL.COM  put “BLOG” in the subject line.  (September -December 2013) 

Be blessed,

QTP

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