My name is Denise Estelle, and I have an organization, that empowers my community. My motto is to produce events that educate and inspire.
One of the event's is honoring men, like fathers, mentors, and husbands. I also like working with seniors, by providing fresh flowers and conversations. Ordinarily to produce an Awards Dinner honoring our men you have to have Corporate funding, well I've produced the Honor Thy Father Awards Dinner, honoring men for several years without funding. I rolled up my sleeves to make it happen anyway. I've been consistent for going on 13 years.
I wasn't making money, and thus couldn't pay the rent, so I put my things in storage to continue the cause. I've been renting rooms and bouncing around for 6 years.
I'm passionate about the work I do, because I know at the end of the day it has made a difference in someone's life.
Recently all the tenets in my building were ask to move. We are to be out, and relocated by the 15th of October.
This is so hard for me to ask for money, but I really could use your help right now. I'd like to get my things out of storage and move into my own place. I have 4 books, 4 films, 2 inventions, a museum, and 3 events to produce. Everything I do is to help empower people. These are projects that will span a 5 year period.
I need my own place to do God's work. Your donation will help me get from point A to point B.
For your generosity I will gladly have you listed as my Earth Angel, helping me on this journey. I will also send you a beautiful personalized thank you letter with sincere gratitude.
I'm committed to making a difference on this planet, so each dollar will assist me.
Listed are 3 events that I'm working on, just so you'll know.
1. The Honor Thy Father Awards, going into 13 years.
2. The Wooli Me Natural hair Expo & Conference, going into it's 4th year.
3. I N Spire, a program for our youth
I've been living on a meager existence, barely getting by, without letting anyone really know about my private life. I have so much to offer in my lifetime.
I want more than anything to move into my own place, with my own bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. This bouncing around has taken a toll.
I have three books that I'm working on. The first one is to empower little girls, to accept their skin color and their hair texture. I'm so excited about this book, because it will make a big difference in so many lives. This book is due to be released in June 2014. The other two books are equally as empowering and due to be released in the fall of 2014 . Plus I have two films that are in the works, both are to wake up African American Women on their Natural Beauty. Your contribution will help me in many area's, a place to live, and work, and empower and inspire.
Below you will find a outline of my body of work, and website links.
(Thank you for your time)
Denise V. Estelle attended Cal State University of Northridge, and went on to receive her B.A. Degree from Windsor University, where she graduated with honors.
In 2001 she put together a program called "˜Senior Circuit" which provided services to the Senior Citizens in her immediate community. She facilitated this program by providing them transportation to the store, the doctor's office, and the library. She is the founder and CEO of The Wooli Me Natural Hair Expo & Health Conference. This was the first natural hair expo for Los Angeles, California. Ms. Estelle is also the CEO of Estelle for Humanity, a 501c3 Organization that produces events every year that educate and inspire.
She is the creator of the Honor Thy Father Awards Dinner, an annual awards that takes place every Father's Day, honoring the unsung fathers and male mentors in the community. In 2009 and ongoing the HTF Awards Dinner has been covered by ABC Channel 7, and CBS Channel 2. Going into its 13th year, the Honor Thy Father Awards has acknowledged close to 150 men. Most of the men are being recognized for the very first time.
Estelle for Humanity made history four years in a row by acknowledging the HTF Honoree's at the Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA) in front of thousands. It was the very first time at the Staples Center that men stood in front of thousands of people to be recognized for their contributions as fathers and mentors.
In 2005 Denise V. Estelle was the 3rd Division Marshall for the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Los Angeles. This annual parade was telecast around the world.
In 2009 she was the Queen of the Kwanzaa Parade in Los Angeles, CA.
She has been acknowledged in several prominent newspapers throughout southern California.
Ms. Estelle is a charter member of the Miracle Mile Optimist Club in Los Angeles, and installed in November of 2008 as an Ambassador for the Global Peace Federation.
Ms. Estelle has been listed in Who's Who in Black Los Angeles for 2009, 2010, and 2011 and has received over 75 accommodations from the Mayor's Office, and City and State Officials.
Your funding will give me the foundation to make positive ripples into the universe.Thank you & God Bless You!
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