BREAKING NEWS: Save Our Daughters Not Considered A “Charity” By The IRS….Is The Charity A Scam?

Posted on Feb 19 2014 - 10:50am by Staff Writer

As reported early this morning, Save Our Daughters charity reported they had not received any proceeds from the masquerade ball held on Sunday’s episode.

Kenya Moore quickly responded with a handful of text messages and canceled bank checks proving monies were donated.

Well as it turns out, this organization’s exempt status was revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. For a  charity that represents itself as a non-profit organization, this revelation looks very shady. We’re hoping for the best and waiting for a statement from charity but this doesn’t look well.

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The last year Save Our Daughters “charity” reported revenue was in 2006:
Total Revenue…………………………………………………….$100,000
Total Expenses……………………………………………………$93,782
Actual Donation $ Used For Charity…………………………….$16,000

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  • RealitytvJunkie

    Are all the women on these shows into illegal things. I knew Nene wasn’t on the straight and narrow.

  • disqus_ZMUEtnt1lW

    So Kenya, you knew this thee whole time you was hosting the event huh? Makes it much more easier for you to pocket that change.

    • Dr Seuss

      Yup!!! And it just shows you how fake these shows are.

      • RealitytvJunkie

        I knew the shows were scripted. Thanks for confirmng.

    • RX

      Kenya said “I want the whole of Atlanta to know how good of a friend I am”, after saying the event was in Nene’s honor.

  • RX

    where is the charity letter n kenya’s tweets…. am i missing another blog?

  • Dave

    I knew Nene was a fraud. Everyone puts down Kenya but Nene is just as messy if not more. Thank you for laying out the proof. The proof is in the pudding.

    • Dr Seuss

      Hi Dave – I think they’re all shady to some extent. Shady seems to be a pre-requiste for Bravo “stars.”

  • RonnieIsBack

    Not surprised..Twisted Hearts was a fake charity also…Nene is foul.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      Agreed. Glad she’s finally getting exposed. I am not a Nene fan. She lies to much.

  • smile4me2

    So Neigh Neigh and Cray Cray scamming money?!

    • RX

      Saving Our Daughters is a very reputable charity in Atlanta and has been featured as a recipient on many Atlanta based shows. T.I. and his wife have had events benefiting them on their VH1 reality show, The Braxton sisters just did an appearance on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and donated the proceeds to them, and K. Michelle of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” did a PSA and fundraiser on the show for them. Kandi Buruss & Rasheeda from “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” are very involved with the charity financially and physically.
      Additionally, I’m sure the thousands that Nene “donated” were from the sales of her Shoedazzle design as all proceeds went to Saving our Daughters.

  • RX

    TOWANDA BRAXTON SAYS HER HERO IS CURTIS BENJAMIN – FOUNDER OF “SAVING OUR DAUGHTERS”

    • RX

      Braxton Family Values: Trina, Towanda, and Traci went on Who Want to Be a Millionaire won $25k on behalf of Saving Our Daughters.

      Episodes aired DECEMBER 11 and DECEMBER 12, 2013.

    • noarguingwithstupid

      Another “stellar” family on t.v. Who can watch this stuff for long????

  • RX

    Saving Our Daughters Publishing Inc. (address matches the address Curtis texted Kenya), had their 501(c)3 status revoked in May of 2013. The IRS publicly posted notice of the revocation on August 12, 2013. Kenya Moore’s charity event was held in October 2013.

  • twifan2

    So IF Neigh Neigh & Cray Cray do ‘write it off’ as a ‘charitable’ contribution, will the IRS come down on them?

    • RX

      no

      • twifan2

        So the IRS would just ‘dis-allow’ the write off.
        Then hopefully further investigate the ‘charity’s’ activities?

  • WestCoastFeed

    Has anyone asked April Love why she pulled out of this particular PR job? And, if I understood Curtis Benjamin’s letter correctly, ,she pulled out the day before the event was held. Is she close to NeNe?

    • RX

      APRIL; LOVE
      800 Forrest St., Atlanta, Georgia 30318(678) 732-0559

    • RX

      @Askaprillove “I have a professional business and don’t have time for RHOA’ shenanigans”

      • WestCoastFeed

        Thanks. RX. Good PR response.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Oh, oh. Deleted tweets are indeed suspicious.

      • Dr Seuss

        Hmmmmm….she pretty much outed Bravo and their nonsense. The whole event was clearly staged and I would speculate “everyone” involved knew about the alleged “set up.”

  • RX

    “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

  • RX
  • RX

    Why was there any signage representing the charity on the STEP N REPEAT?

    I noticed signage representing liquor.

  • RX

    Nene did Celebrity Apprentice which would have donated some money to Save Our Daughter charity.

  • RX

    NeNe told everyone at Sheree’s event not to donate any money to Save Our Daughter charity

    • Dr Seuss

      What? Are you serious? What season / episode was that?

  • RX

    Nene set up a “charity” called Twisted Hearts. Twisted Hearts Foundation was not a charity but a non-profit LLC, a failed organization suspected of money laundering. Twisted Hearts was mailed a notice on September 17, 2010 that it was involuntarily or administratively dissolved and the certificate of authority was revoked by the Office of Secretary of State due to failure to file its annual registration.

  • RX

    Nene’s plastic surgeon is on the board of Save Our Daughter charity

  • RX

    @SavingDaughters Save Our Daughter charity

  • ZammyB

    I wonder how both Nene and Kenya are going to spin this????
    BTW, I am totes #TeamNene. Kenya was trying very hard to make her look bad.

    As for Marloud being on the show…I totes don’t get why she’s back. She’s annoying. You can tell its all about her!

    • RX

      Can u do me a favor darling…and use real names? Marlous – Totes?

      The cast has been aware of this episode for 2 weeks….they had advanced copies….

    • Dr Seuss

      Hi Zammy!!! Happy you’re here 🙂

    • RX

      WHATS UR GUESS OPINION??

  • RX

    Carlos King Executive Producer of RHOA

    • Dr Seuss

      Hi RX — What do your thoughts on April Love and her tie in to the incident?

      • RX

        April is team NeNe…..

        • Dr Seuss

          Aha so it looks like Bravo is back April hence Nene?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Carlos King had better not get a job as a writer. “Her tenacity and poignancy have excelled my career?” Good grief.

    • RX

      True Entertainment Production house with the contract from Bravo = produces Real Housewives of Atlanta,

      Carlos King @kingdomlos Kingdom Reign Entertainment (Carols is selling his own shows to networks just like what Andy Cohen is attempting to do since being fired.
      Produced NENE Wedding!!

      OCT 2013
      Allegedly NeNe confronted producer, Carlos King, because she felt as if he was encouraging the drama for cameras. Allegedly, NeNe poured water all over Carlos, while cursing him out about what was happening. By the end of the event, NeNe allegedly told producers that either Marlo had to be fired from the show or she would leave. An inside source said that because of the incident, Marlo would no longer be returning to RHOA.

      King was an executive producer on RHOA but left to work on the premiere season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. He returned to produce Nene’s WEDDING 2013, and is part of season 6 production staff of RHOA/ Carols is the master manipulator of many of this season’s battles

      • Dr Seuss

        I know this guy….I’ve seen interviewed and yes you are correct.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Does he also do work on RHONJ? Teresa flew down to Atlanta one day last summer to meet with him. She tweeted a picture of them together. Or could they have been considering a possible spin-off for her?

          • RX

            he does the spin off’s for bravo

          • Dr Seuss

            yes he does….he said so in the interview.

          • twifan2

            From this twit of Ttre’s? I see ‘words of encouragement’ not anything about a spin-off? o.0

          • WestCoastFeed

            Yes, that’s the tweet. Her trip was after the indictment so she had to have the court’s permission to travel. There had to have been a business reason for the meeting or the court would not have let her go. I’ve been wondering what it was about. But if he is still working on NJ it could just have been to hash out what her story line was going to be next season.

          • twifan2

            I believe that it was about her story line more than getting a spin off.

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Maybe she will “spin off” into prison!!!!

          • twifan2

            Luv! Luv! Luv! that orange look on Tre! 😉
            Remember this one, NAWS? 😀

          • noarguingwithstupid

            She’s learning how to clean her new stove for cooking!!!

          • twifan2

            You mean boiling the wayer for pasta, right?! ;D

          • RX

            Carols is known for creating drama (fighting) scenes. He is the real deal and is so hot in Atlanta right now! He tutored under Oprah! I can guess that Carols gave Teresa advice on a number of things. Carols has executive produced Bravo spin off’s, as well as being a creative director, adviser….

          • noarguingwithstupid

            “Getting the Family Ready for Mommy and Daddy To Go Away” a new spin-off for Teresa and Joe

  • RX

    “It’s Cool to be Smart, Inc” which was the predecessor to “Saving our Daughters”
    SAME EIN # 34-1882557

  • RX

    DID Kenya Moore have Boris Kodjoe as one of the DATES? He is married. He did a movie with Kenya 2010 called “The Confidant”
    Wife Actress Nicole Ari Parker and actor Boris Kodjoe November 8, 2013

    His Atlanta home was foreclosed and he owes IRS 2.5 million as of 2010.

    I believe Boris photo is on SOD website

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Face it–they are all crooks. I won’t be watching them again.

  • RX

    The official statement from the charity Saving Our Daughters, has changed to specifically state:

    In closing, Ms. Kenya Moore stated that thousands of dollars were raised at this event. 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. However, we do appreciate the contribution we did receive of $500 for our annual Christmas doll drive for children with cancer.

  • RX

    NeNe claims this event happened on Sept. 29, 2013, and Kenya’s texts are from Oct 1, 2013

    October filming is when sheet hit the fan with Marlo and Nene. Cynthia Bowling Showdown Fight.

  • WestCoastFeed

    NeNe was scheduled to be on the Tom Joyner show this morning, but I read that she was a no-show.

    • RX

      yes she cancelled

      • WestCoastFeed

        I just read about him over at RT. Evidently he really ridiculed NeNe today on his radio show.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Anyone know when Kenya is due to return home from Nigeria? I’m wondering how long we have to wait for more from her point of view.

    • noarguingwithstupid

      Maybe she is bringing home the sperm, West!!!!

      • twifan2

        What kind of ‘packaging’ will she be using? :/

        • noarguingwithstupid

          Tupperware and turkey baster!!

    • RX

      Kenya is physically in Lagos the most populous city in Nigeria, Africa .

      • WestCoastFeed

        And RT has another statement from her, and wow, does she hand it to NeNe!

        • RX

          DIRECT QUOTE FROM KENYA MOORE
          “NeNe and I are both survivors of domestic violence. I, particularly, have a penchant for any charity that supports women and helps young girls thrive. Saving Our Daughters (SOD) is one I too firmly believe in and thought would help a lot of girls in need with their struggles in life. Previously, I promised NeNe that I would throw an event to benefit her favorite charity. That I did with no ulterior motive. I may not do everything perfectly right, but my heart was in the right place. Although I do not owe NeNe anything, out of respect for our friendship at the time, I only wanted to do something kind for her and to benefit a great charity — a win-win situation. This was my sweeping gesture…my olive branch. However, you don’t take an olive branch and beat someone with it.”

          • WestCoastFeed

            Here’s an excerpt of Kenya’s shade:

            On NeNe saying “None of these bitches here are on my level I’m on”, Kenyasays “Well, NeNe is correct. We are all in fact above this petty, hate-filled, ego-tripping-one-woman-show-paranoid-hateful-drama of hers. We do not think we are better than other Housewives, because we all are on the same show the last time I checked. Oh, speaking of being above someone…Kandi is a Grammy award-winning songwriter and astute businesswoman and actual “rich bitch,” Cynthia is an accomplished model and businesswoman, and Phaedra is an attorney, and I am a former Miss USA and the only one in the group with an actual crown. Unlike NeNe, I can’t be dethroned as I’m a part of history. With that said, NeNe is a former stripper with a few short-lived gigs in Hollywood given to her by one man. My scoreboard says that makes HER not on our level. I’m not sure about you, but I’m looking forward to the future of RHOA, not the past. BLOOP!”

          • twifan2

            DANG! Cray Cray is really trying to grab at straws to stay on the show for all her ‘I’m quitting’ talk!

  • RX

    Kenya is physically in Lagos the most populous city in Nigeria, Africa

    • WestCoastFeed

      Yes, she is with her Prince, or oil tycoon, or whatever else she has termed him.

      • twifan2

        Heard he was some sort of Rock singer…? :/

        • WestCoastFeed

          He’s the most mentioned one right now. She has appeared in Lagos with him and also when he has made at least one US appearance. D’banj is his name. He is very successful

      • RX

        Kenya Moore alleged boyfriend is Nigerian singer D’Banj age 33, who NENE claims is a paid “booked” boyfriend. D’Banj manager is Mr. T of 1805 Entertainment‘s Tony Nwakalor.

        BOOKING AGENT IS = Ilka Schlockermann, Backbone Music. London
        UK E-mail: ilka@jjc2uk.com

        D’Banj has unveiled the music video for his new single ‘Bother You’ on Monday

        D’Banj is a household name in Nigeria, where he has sold over 11 million albums and launched his own breakfast cereal, bottled water, clothing line, reality show and mobile phone network.

        Kenya met D’Banj in early 2013, then met again in Texas, he had a concert, Kenya had #wwhl Houston, then it is alleged he attended NeNe wedding. Kenya has been trying to get D’Banj to appear as her boyfriend.

        • noarguingwithstupid

          Like Walter?

          • twifan2

            I liked Walter. 🙂

          • RX

            i like walter. he was not paid. he was asked to pretend to be her bf for the free exposure…. that what walter claims

        • twifan2

          Key wording here is ‘Kenya has been trying to get D’Banj to appear as her boyfriend.’
          Yep, another Walter. BUT this one is trying to make a name for himself in America.

      • RX

        He is instagramming from the set of his new music video in Africa.
        Kenya says she is in meetings all day working in Africa

        https://twitter.com/iamdbanj

        • WestCoastFeed

          I wonder whether the other chap who has been mentioned in the real Nigerian gentleman friend. The actual Nigerian prince who, unfortunately, is already married. One of Tamara Tattles posters thinks that he is the one, not D’Banj.

  • RX
    • WestCoastFeed

      Oops, Kenya, I thought I heard you say that you were “fiscally responsible.”

      • twifan2

        She may have been thinking in terms of Cray Cray World, WCF. ;D

    • twifan2

      Where are the dates on these docs?
      Filed. Entered.

      • RX

        last page june 2013

  • RX

    KENYA blacked out the name on the check but not the address. The address on the checks are of the Roswell, GA home Kenya rented and failed to pay for….in the court docs it lists all of Kenya bills that Kenya failed to pay and the creditors went after the landlord.

  • Babson_Chick

    Hello to all!! Finally checked my email (after a twit from Doc) Thanks Doc and I’m excited about a safe, happy, full of snark site!! Wondered where everyone had gone and it became crickets on the last site we thought was a haven. Whoo Hoo!!

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Babson_Chick! 🙂
      Snark away! 😀
      And welcome!

      • Babson_Chick

        Hi twi!! Good to see where the nice snarkers are now. Some sites have some real crazies so it’s great to be here now. The Olympics have been taking up my time and exercise – trying to get at least 4 or 5 miles walking, trimming small trees, etc.
        Now to catch up on all the news!!

        • twifan2

          I was over at ROL & talk about die hard stans! OMG it does get fanatical over there! 😀
          Not watching the Olympics too much this time around. Just been too busy trying NOT to turn into a Popsicle these past 2 weeks! Too many snow storms this year!
          G & catch up. 🙂

          • Babson_Chick

            Exactly!! ROL is rough at times and I kinda sneak in and out, dropping a few comments.
            Sorry to hear about your cold weather so I won’t say anything about mine!! Crazy weather with more coming. :-0

          • twifan2

            LOL That’s ok. My fam has been ‘rubbing it in’ these past weeks. 🙂
            TOO much crazy weather for me! I’m ready for some sun, warm days! 🙂
            Those Brandtamp stans are as bad as the Craydashians! 😀

          • Babson_Chick

            Am so tired of seeing their every move and comment everywhere in all types of media. Brandi is just a brat IMO and needs to lay low (not too low) and get a hobby. Any book by her would never find it’s way into my house.

          • twifan2

            I thought she had a hobby-drinking!
            CHEERS! 🙂

          • Babson_Chick

            LOL!! True, and then running her mouth – she needs to see the Great OZ and ask for a brain STAT!!
            Cheers to you and clink!!! Catch ya Thurs.

          • twifan2

            Laters! 🙂
            More wine! 😉

          • WestCoastFeed

            Oh good, it’s after 5 o’clock. Franzia Crispy White, here I come.

          • twifan2

            CHEERS, WCF! 🙂

          • Dr Seuss

            Cheers!!! 🙂

          • twifan2

            GGGGIIIRRRLLLL, I need a whole box to myself tonite! ;D

          • WestCoastFeed

            What’s the Atlanta equivalent of sprinkle cookies? I’ll send some your way.

          • twifan2

            uuummm, I think that might be peach tarts! 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            Or maybe sweet potato pie?

          • twifan2

            WITH Bourbon sauce? YES! 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            It’s on the way!

          • twifan2

            *grabs fork, napkin*
            I’m ready! 🙂

        • WestCoastFeed

          Hi, Babs. I’ve been watching the Olympics. too. Except for those snowboarding and other events that strike me as stunts, not sports. I’ll be rewatching the ice skating when it is repeated tonight. And I’ll be very unpatriotic and will be rooting for the woman from Italy who seems to float over the ice.

          • Babson_Chick

            Hi West!! I watch it all – also enjoy the spots they do on the history of the country – the art, the palaces, etc. The ice skating and ski jumping almost gives me a heart attack – hate to see anyone spin out. Later…

        • RX

          Hi Babson…I am Chris Stark! nice 2 see u again!!

          • Babson_Chick

            Thanks RX – good to see U!!

    • SAMRA1116

      Hey Babson
      Snark on my sister, u know we all like to tell it like it is. 🙂

      • Babson_Chick

        Hey Samra – that’s how we roll – right??!! We don’t need nastiness just fun snarking between friends.

    • Dr Seuss

      FINALLY!!! *slaps high five* The gang is all coming together.

      Hotlanta is smoking right now! I can’t imagine what’s going happen next.

      • Babson_Chick

        Right – when is the next bomb going to be dropped??!!

        • Marsbars09

          Probably tomorrow.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Hi, Mars. If Saving Our Daughters removes its entire website, that will probably confirm that it has not gotten its non-profit status back from the IRS.

          • Marsbars09

            Would that mean Kray & Moose’s hands are dirty? That’s not good for neither one of them.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Not if they had no idea that the charity had lost its non-profit status. Their website claims they are a 501c charity. I can see both NeNe and Kenya not thinking it necessary to research the claim, but I would think someone on Bravo’s staff would be savvy enough to check it out/

          • Babson_Chick

            Things like this really make these women look dumb!!

      • Marsbars09

        Good evening Doc! When it rains it pours on those losers, huh?
        I never thought I’d ever say Atlanta was rock bottom. I’ve always thought it to be the most promising show, but this season took a nose dive.
        I’m afraid of what’s going to happen at the end of the season.

  • SAMRA1116

    Shady shady—-u can never learn when u play dirty. Well Nene let’s see how this will end.
    Kenya was messy n Nene was angry. That will be the reunion to watch.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hi Samra. At this point I still have more questions than answers. Has this charity gotten itself squared away with the IRS yet? If not, can we trust anything they say. Neither NeNe nor Kenya appear to be very trustworthy, but Kenya strikes me as too smart to try any foolishness with a charity event.

      • Dr Seuss

        Hi West, I think there’s another entity to this that’s yet to be revealed.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Good, let’s have more complications. Can we get Apollo and his backpack in the mix?

          • Dr Seuss

            Ha. Don’t forget his white BMW that was part of the investigation.

          • RX

            Apollo n his backpack reminds me of our high school pot dealer……1980’s…..
            it bugs me when media calls him a mastermind…..lol…dude couldn’t figure out away out of a paper bag. he is so doltish imo

        • RX

          Moore founded Moore Vision Media, an independent movie production and home-video distribution company. I still can not find Kenya production company that rented her home and wrote the checks…..is it possible she opened an account with TRUE?

          • Dr Seuss

            That’s plausible or her company is non defunct.

  • RX

    i created a 501c charity 4 us navy sea cadets in MN…it was a lot of work n had tons of requirements. i also had to give all donors a receipt for their IRS tax filings. it is my experience that SOD–if it lost its 501c status..it can not give out receipts……..this is a whole lot of rules being broken. not to mention…. u can not accept donations until ur 501c is approved etc. u can not solicit donations for a charity that does not have the correct paperwork filed. no matter how good ur attentions are. look at cindy anthony and her 2 defunct charitys. the state gets involved especially when tax payers call n complain.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Interesting. Does that mean that even if the masked ball raised a ton of money, Saving Our Daughters would have been prohibited from accepting it? How about that $500 donation for the dolls for Christmas?

      • RX

        The simple answer is YES! IT IS ILLEGAL
        when i created the charity i had to go thru the us navy first then the irs. it was made abundantly clear i could not accept donations even though we had fundraisers. we put the money in the main checking account and explained it to the parents etc. its a long story. there r so many rules to a 501c….. plus u have a long wait time….

        bottom line is i can not find using SOD charity ei #, NAME, OR Directors name listed on any current 501c….. i even search using both address. i contacted their bank and the state of ga dept…. they will get back to me. i emailed my concerns and laid out the facts.

        i did the same to cindy Anthony’s first charity and the next day the bank closed her account and she was forced to hire an attorney to do it properly.

        (i did nothing illegal w/the us navy sea cadets…u can collect donation, u just cant say its for charity….or tax deductible….and the donors where the parents, family, friends, past veterans….) and 100% of the funds where used 4 the cadets to travel to tournaments with no funds being used for expenses…..

        The charity can run legally if it is not claiming 501c irs tax status.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Well, well, Nene is headed for the Big Apple and will appear on the VIew on Friday to give her twisted version of the story. RT has the story.

    • RX

      NENE cancelled her morning radio show today after THEY trashed her prior to her arrival…. or call in….wonder what nene new version will be?

      • WestCoastFeed

        Kandi, Todd and Mama Joyce will be on too. That may save Nene from having to say much of anything.

        • noarguingwithstupid

          If Mama Joyce is on, no one will have a chance to talk!!!!!

    • RX

      what do u think nene version will be?

      • WestCoastFeed

        A repeat of her non-apology apology. “I behaved badly because that nasty Kenya made me act badly.”

        • noarguingwithstupid

          West, how, pray tell, does another person make you act badly? Just shows that Neigh Neigh has no self-awareness, whatsoever.

  • WestCoastFeed

    And guess what? Once again. SOD has deleted its statement about the event. What is going on now?

  • WestCoastFeed

    I just checked SOD’s website and they are still claiming that they have 501(3)(c) status. Perhaps they do, but their tweet about it was just an excuse for not filing 3 years ago when the founder’s daughter died.

  • noarguingwithstupid

    I just hope this story is investigated and we find out what is going on. I am so disappointed at all of the so called “charities” used on these shows. If Bravo does not have the manpower to vet these charities, then perhaps they should think about hiring someone. It does not look good for Bravo at all. Isn’t Bravo affiliated with NBC???