By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
We really thought this whole charity drama on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” couldn’t get any messier. But it has unfortunately.
Yesterday charity organization Saving Our Daughters released a statement via the official website attempting to distance itself from Kenya Moore. According to the release, the organization’s staff didn’t appreciate Kenya using the charity’s name to incite some drama with NeNe since NeNe is a longtime supporter.
But where it really got interesting is when the organization stated that it didn’t receive any money from the actual event, and Kenya’s claim of raising “thousands” of dollars for the charity was a lie. But it did thank Kenya for a personal donation of $500 she made after the event took place.
Kenya was not happy with the statement, and she sent in what she claims is proof that thousands were raised for Saving Our Daughters to blogger B. Scott.
Her proof is text messages and a copy of two checks:
The problem though is the text messages are very confusing and they appear to be cut off in mid conversation so we’re not really sure what they prove besides the organization thanking her for her personal donation of $500.
And as far as the checks are concerned, Saving Our Daughters did acknowledge that Kenya donated $500 after the fact for money they forwarded towards a Christmas fundraiser, and the other check of $1000 was not even made out to Saving Our Daughters, but to some other company for filming the event.
So we’re not sure how this is supposed to be proof that Kenya did raise thousands for Saving Our Daughters because it only seems to confirm their statement, thousands were not raised and $500 was donated after the fact by Kenya personally. And this doesn’t really prove that Saving Our Daughters got any funds from the actual event we saw on RHOA. So we’re thinking Kenya will provide more information very soon.
And NeNe seems to think this “proof” is a failed attempt at damage control because she donated the $500 after the event, which was held last September:
Either way, Kenya says she has more proof that she will release later if need be. For now, Kenya’s supporters have shifted their focus to Saving Our Daughters and now they are claiming the organization is a scam because it’s not allgedly a 501(c)3.
Meanwhile Kenya seems to have no hard feelings with the non-profit. She tells B. Scott:
“It’s unfortunate Mr. Curtis Benjamin was not aware of the effort I put into trying to make the event a success for Saving Our Daughters or overlooked the texts regarding the intended honoree. I spent over $10,000 dollars to make the charity event successful, in addition to making a personal donation from the event as well as forwarding any and all donations collected. I hope the focus can shift to the young girls and I wish the organization nothing but the best in the future.”