RHOA star, Kenya Moore produced donation receipts refuting Saving Our Daughters, founder and CEO, Curtis Benjamin’s claims of not receiving the proceeds from the masquerade ball.
The statement released on the company’s website read:
“To protect the integrity of Saving Our Daughters, our records show that we did not receive any of the proceeds raised from Ms. Moore’s masquerade ball.” ~Curtis Benjamin
Well, Ms. Kenya got right-on-it contacting lovebscott.com to share and post text messages and donation receipts between her and Saving Our Daughters. Kenya said she spent more than $10,000 putting the event together in Nene’s honor and donated an additional $500 from her personal account.
The charity has since removed the statement claiming to not have received the donations and issued this statement regarding the loss of their tax-exempt status:
Saving Our Daughters’ has been a non-profit since 1997 and received its 501 C-3 in 1998.
Many people are aware that in 2009 the founder of the organization, Curtis Benjamin, youngest daughter was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor that required immediate chemotherapy and radiation in Atlanta. During this time, all of Mr. Benjamin’s time and energy was solely dedicated to his daughter and family. After 2 1/2 years of battling this disease, Iliss Marie Benjamin died in 2011, one month before her 13th birthday.
During these unfortunate times, Curtis disengaged in any organizations’ duties and in the meantime, the organization unfortunately lost its tax-exempt status. After grieving his daughter’s death and wanting to fulfill his promise to continue to help young girls, Curtis resumed his duties and passion for Saving Our Daughters. As of December 2013, the non-profit organization Saving Our Daughters has been engaged with the IRS and has re-submitted for its 501-C-3. It is expected that they will be reinstated in mid –year of 2014 and continue its programing causes for young girls in 2014.
All donations received past and present made to Saving Our Daughters will still be tax-deducible this year and in 2013 as well.
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