"I'm just a person that believes in the power of giving, one share or one give, to a person," says Simone Gordon. "It doesn't always have to be money. It could be a blanket, people take that to heart."
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Simone is the founder and CEO of The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation. It's a New Jersey-based nonprofit that assists communities in need across the country. Most of the people she's helping are marginalized women and children, members of the LGBTQ community, and domestic violence victims. Her foundation helps people who are homeless, or facing homelessness — or, need basic home items, like a mattress to sleep on or a refrigerator or some groceries for the week.
In this episode we talk about:
- The work her foundation is committed to in helping marginalized people.
- How the foundation raises funds for people facing emergencies and then helps to stabilize people in need.
- Her personal story that inspired her to do this work.
- How she got the name The Black Fairy Godmother.
- The power of social media in helping her foundation raise funding.
- How her grandmother guided her in childhood and continues to guide her.
- The depths of the impact people feel when helped by strangers.
- How she feels like she's stepped into her purpose.
- The feeling she gets from creating this community.
- The ritual that she loves to do to help her feel like she's home.
- Information on the Wishlist Angel's Program and how people can give back.
- What being home means to Simone.
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