Feel Good Friday | A Boy’s Donation to a Mosque

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Since last week’s terror attacks in Paris, really since 9/11, Muslim Americans have been profiled and targeted as extremists. And with silly season (elections) upon us the fear mongering is at an all time high–looking at you Trump. But, maybe just maybe there’s a solution to weeding out terrorists and not discriminating against Muslims.

Seven-year old Jack showed us there is. When the Austin, Texas res found out a local mosque was vandalized. He broke his piggybank to give them $20 he was saving for an iPad. According to The Daily Dot, Jack felt worshippers needed it more after finding “feces splattered in front of the mosque and torn pages from the Quran.”

Jack’s mom, Laura Swanson took him to drop off the donation at the Islamic Center of Plufgerville to show “what happened in Paris is not what’s happening in Plufgerville,”she told ABC News.

A sentiment Faisal Naeem, the mosque’s board member, appreciates.

“Jack’s $20 is worth $20 million to us because it’s the thought that counts…if we had more kind-hearted kids like them in the world, I have hope for our future.”

Jack’s good deed paid off. An anonymous member of the Muslim American community sent him an iPad with a note:

Dear Jack,
You had saved $20 in your piggybank for an Apple iPad. But then a local Islamic mosque was vandalized. So you donated you $20 to this local Texas mosque. Because of your amazing generosity & kind heart, please enjoy this Applie iPad with our sincere thanks 🙂

Love,
The American Muslim Community 🙂

The Muslim Guy blog posted pics of Jack with his new toy.

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Thanks for the lesson in tolerance and compassion, buddy.

 

 

 

RHOA Kenya Moore Raises $40K for Detroit Schools on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore added more coins to the Detroit Public School Systems coffers.

Winning a “Celebrity Apprentice” challenge–to create a marketing campaign for Ivanka Trump’s shoe collection sold through Nordstrom– helped her rake in $40,000 ($20K was for winning the challenge and Donald Trump matched it.)

The Twirl girl has been making it rain since last year for the struggling city’s school system, without a certain Housewife’s help.

For those counting she’s donated $60K to the motor city’s public schools.

Let’s see how much “moore” money she’ll get out of The Don as this season rolls on.

Keshia Knight Pulliam and Vivica Fox Raise Money for Charities Through “Celebrity Apprentice”

Team Infinity

Team Infinity

“Cosby’s” Rudy Huxtable aka Keshia Knight-Pulliam may’ve been the first player to get the axe on “Celebrity Apprentice” but her walking papers included a $25,000 donation–to her Kamp Kizzy Foundation–from the Donald’s own coffers.

Cha-Ching!!!

Hey, if you’re going to go out at least get some coins to show for it.

Keshia Knight Pulliam putting in work for the Pie Face challenge.

Keshia Knight Pulliam putting in work for the Pie Face challenge.

Keshia’s downfall as bosslady came when she didn’t tap into her Bill Cosby resource. These days it would all but certainly warrant an understanding head nod to not reach out to the comedian. But given that the ep taped months before the sexual assault allegations plagued the pudding king, his number should’ve been on speed dial for the fundraising challenge of selling pies.

But it wasn’t.

Find out more about Keshia’s Kamp Kizzy Foundation

Keshia thought it would look tacky to reach out to him for moola when she hadn’t talked to him in years. So, she took the high road that led to a town car outta Trump world. Bye, Rudy.

Fast forward to two episodes, “Independence Day’s” Vivica Fox takes the reins as project leader. The task? Coming up with an ad campaign for frozen food company, Luvo.

Ms. Fox illustrated her acting chops by transforming into a dictator diet coach character with a Hitler mustache during the presentation. Welp, you gotta do what you gotta do for charity.

Hey, however weird and unorthodox,the schtick worked. Ms. Fox raised $50,000 to Best Buddies International; an org that aids people with disabilities and development challenges to be independent.

According to Viv’s “Apprentice” blog she’s worked with the charity for a decade.

Kudos to both philanthropic ladies. Cue Bey’s “Girls (Run the World).”

Other Takeaways from “Celebrity Apprentice“:

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore is more lethal in the boardroom than in a housewife reunion show. She baited Trump (not with the scepter, though) to go after Keshia for not reaching out to Bill Cosby.

You would think Vivica Fox was the athlete ’cause she suuurrreee threw gymnast Shawn Johnson under the bus in the boardroom. Viv called her out for coasting because she got her monthly. Pop a pain pill and move on. Period.

Nick Jonas tried to oust egomaniac Geraldo Rivera, but got the axe himself.

Inappropriately funny Gilbert Gottfried heard two words he’s familiar with: “you’re fired” At least it’s not Boo..

Scoreboard:

Women: 2 Men: 1

Let the battle of the sexes rage on…