Your move NeNe…
Kenya Moore Donating $20,000 To The Detroit Public Schools Foundation
Remember when Kenya and NeNe challenged each other on the “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” reunion to donate $20,000 to Detroit Public Schools? Well one of them is finally making good on their promise; Detroit native Kenya Moore.
A reality TV star who publicly promised months ago to cut a check to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation is paying up.
Kenya Moore, a cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” will donate $20,000 during an appearance Oct. 17 at Cass Technical High School, her alma mater.
It will be filmed for an upcoming episode of the show.
Moore said her Detroit roots, the inequities she sees in the education system and the city’s financial problems inspired her to give back.
“A lot of these kids now, because this city is bankrupt, they are just not getting the opportunities,” Moore said. “How do you expect them to excel when they can’t get a book they need for class, let alone a computer?
“I think right now it’s a dire situation for Detroit. I wish I could give more of my money to DPS. Clearly, $20,000 is not going to solve the problem, (but) hopefully it will help.”
Moore also plans to start a scholarship program for girls who attend Cass Tech.
The city’s bankruptcy and DPS are not linked. However, the school system has severe financial problems, with a deficit that was $127 million at the end of June.
Moore and fellow cast member NeNe Leakes each pledged to donate $20,000 during a sixth-season reunion episode of the Bravo TV show. It was taped in March and aired in May.
There was speculation that the women wouldn’t follow through. When a check still hadn’t been cut days after the show aired, radio station HOT 107.5 held its own fund-raiser for the DPS Foundation.
The $20,000 will be presented at an assembly held in Moore’s honor.
Good for Kenya, way to do good in your hood!
Are you looking forward to seeing her donation assembly on RHOA???