Monday, January 12, 2015

Carrie Lambert, Volunteer of the Year 2014

We are elated to announce that one of our own Carrie Lambert, Vice President for Special Events and Community Relations was selected by Black Celebrity Giving (BCG) as one of three finalist to compete for 2014 Volunteer of the Year! This is BCG 4th Annual Awards, as you may or may not remember we won Best Nonprofit in the Southeast Region for 2012.

Please take a few minutes to #VOTE for Carrie Lambert, Volunteer of the Year everyday until January 18, 2015 11:59pm PST.  Only one Vote a day is allowed per person, but if you Vote via Facebook click on Awards. (check the auto post button your Vote will count 5 times and let others know you Voted) If you don't have a Facebook account you can Vote via BCG website .

The Contest.Is platform has a spam block component which will prevent unverifiable votes. The social media Official Awards Hashtag for BCG 4th Annual Awards is #BCGAwards.

We have included the nomination that was submitted for Carrie to compete for BCG 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award:

"Carrie Lambert, Vice President Special Events and Community Relations, is a dedicated volunteer that consistently goes above and beyond on everything she places her hands on. This year she planned our first #BeautyBrainsBelief™ Mentoring Conference from Atlanta, arriving the morning of the conference in Maryland to execute it. It went of without any glitches, which is keeping with her stellar reputation for planning and executing top notch events.  

Carrie single handedly plans our annual coat drive we received 180 like new coats for children, women, and men in all sizes along with donation of $200; created 44 Easter Baskets for our adopted classroom in SE Washington, DC; planned and executed back to school supply drive for our adopted classroom in SE Washington, DC; created food drive to get fixings for the turkey baskets we give to the families of our adopted classroom, CEO and Founder purchased the turkeys. 

She is instrumental in getting the community involved in all our giving events, and our annual fundraising efforts and we always garner great support and donations of school supplies, Thanksgiving fixings, back to school supplies, and winter coat donations. 

Please consider this amazing young woman who is a volunteer with the title Vice President Special Events and Community Relations because you won't find anyone with her work ethic and refusal to take no for an answer. Carrie Lambert will always find a way to do the perceived impossible and is well deserving of this award."

We thank you in advance for Voting for Carrie to receive BCG 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stuart Scott, Dies of Cancer at 49

This story broke my heart, I cried today because just like Stuart Scott, I'm battling my several severe chronic illnesses with every ounce in my body for my two daughters, Moma and Dad.

Everyday I push myself to find away to help make a single mom family easier; I've been there and done that! God has shown me my purpose it is to give back purely to single mom families (including military widows), because you see, I've already beat every obstacle that was put in my path. The Warford Foundation, Inc stands to share my story and be the role model that being a single mom is NOT a bad thing and we aren't all living off the system. We have highly educated and successful children; heck we have Presidents that were raised by a single mom!! I give my own money to fund our programs, because I feel if I don't support my own vision who will?

Sending love and sincere condolences to the family of Stuart Scott especially his two daughters, who meant the world to him. God please wrap your loving arms around those two young ladies and help them heal, losing a parent can't be easy especially to cancer. In Jesus mighty name I pray those girls are able to cherish the good times they had with their Dad. 

Here's the full article from USA Today about Stuart Scott

Sunday, December 28, 2014

End of 2014 Fundraising Effort

End of 2014 Fundraising Effort

We are seeking End of 2014 donations to help fund our Project Impact Scholar and BeautyBrainsBelief™ Mentoring Programs as well as annual BeautyBrainsBelief™ Mentoring Conference.

Our CEO and Founder, Parthenia Warford has funded 98% of all activities since being founded in 2009 using her limited permanent disability income. She has often done without herself including almost losing her home to ensure single mother families were taken care of.  Parthenia suffers from severe rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, chronic pain, anemia, and major depression to name a few chronic diseases; yet she always puts single mother families in her forefront ensuring they needs are met above her own.

We have two amazing programs: Project Impact Scholars and BeautyBrainsBelief™ Mentoring Program that have a critical need of funding so we can provide eligible single mothers enrolled in nursing program $250 semester for textbooks and provide Free mentoring services to single mother families; as well as our annual BeautyBrainsBelief™ Mentoring Conference. 

Parthenia Warford is the point of contact fundraising for The Warford Foundation, Inc., parthenia@thewarfordfoundation.org

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Warford Foundation, Inc

Dear Friends and Supporters:

On behalf of the Board of Directors, and Staff of The Warford Foundation Inc, we would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday. During this time of year we reflect on the blessing of having friends and family that continue to bring joy and happiness to our lives.

We are thankful to have you as part of our‎ family and we sincerely appreciate your continued support throughout the years.

We wish you and yours good health, prosperity and happiness in the New Year and look forward to expanding our relationship with you in the years to come.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to assist single mother families to become self sufficient ‎through our various programs.

Warm regards,

Parthenia Warford
CEO and Founder
The Warford Foundation, Inc‎

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Why Can't Women Get Along? Oh Wait, They Can! Sisterhood With Anana Leeke, Annie Fox & Parthenia Warford

(Original article & Podcast was 12/2013)

Another excellent episode where we dispel the myth that women can’t get along. Why? Because, while women may have their issues with one another, they actually do get along quite well.

Joining the Team this week, Ananda Leeke of DigitalSisterhood, Annie Fox, and Parthenia Warford of The Warford Foundation, Inc discuss their work with girls and women. Bottom line, women are collectively a force to be reckoned with and they do get along!!

Listen to the show and find out.