Foundation's Founder/Executive Director Addresses Congressman’s "Tar Baby" Comment
(click to view)
"We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green" Initiative Receives Honorable Mention from Houston Mayor Annise Parker (click to view)
Foundation's Founder and Executive Director Buries Racial Slur, the N-word (click to view)
ONGOING INITIATIVES & PROGRAMMING
Fundraiser for 10-Year Old, Fort Bend ISD Student
Who is Bravely Battling Cancer
Some students zest for life renew your spirit. That's why FBISD student, Ikenna "Iffy" Ifedobi, is so loved by his Lexington Creek Elementary family. And then when you learn about the insurmountable obstacles he has overcome to remain an honor-roll student, you sit back in awe of just how amazing he is.
When he turned 1, Iffy was diagnosed with the rarest form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
One year after the horrifying news of Iffy's cancer, his family received another devastating blow. His mother, Shangula "Ziggy" Jones- Ifedobi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was then that she and Iffy begin the fight of their lives.
Thankfully after many rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and a mastectomy, Ziggy was pronounced cancer free. However, the nature of Iffy's condition meant years of ongoing treatments, rounds of chemotherapy and surgeries.
The family credits God as the source who continuously blesses Iffy with more years to impact the lives around him at home, school, church and extracurricular activities.
In the midst of it all, he remains a grounded, respectful and joyful child. He was honored by the State of Texas and Universoul Circus for his unyielding commitment to being a great student, brother and son.
This has been a long battle for Iffy and his family – mother, brother and sister – and we all know how financially exhausting healthcare expenses are. Over the years, family and friends have helped through long hospital stays and long, unpaid leaves from work. Now as the family gears up for another round of treatment, we at the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, are trying to expand fundraising efforts with your support.
Will you please help lift the financial burden off of the family? Every little bit helps and will be graciously received. There are multiple ways to help, as noted below.
2. At all First Convenience Bank locations
At any location, tell the teller you wish to make a donation in the mother, Shanguala Jones’, account. The correct spelling of the mother’s name will allow the teller to access the account. If the teller has any questions about the account, he or she may contact the Gulfgate branch manager, Irene Walker Paul (713-454-0062). Click here to find a bank branch near you.
For a tax write off, please make check payable to The Honey Brown Hope Foundation and forward to P.O. Box 1044, Stafford, TX 77497. All proceeds will go to the family. If you would like to write the check out directly to the family, please make it out to Shanguala Jones and forward it to the P.O. Box listed above. Gift cards and money orders are also appreciated.
3. Prayers are free and greatly appreciated!
Diversity Appreciation &
In the interest of humanity and as a commitment to our planet’s health, the Foundation's founder/executive director created the “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” calendar in conjunction with the Honey Brown Hope Foundation. This educational calendar provides young people with an opportunity to express their creativity and allows viewers to see the beauty of our planet through the eyes of our youth.
This environmental/diversity initiative is to encourage people to be good caretakers of our planet and connect with the ecological kinship between humankind and earth.
In 2011, Houston Mayor Annise Parker gave the initiative an honorable mention at her 27th Annual Proud Partners luncheon (click to view program).
20 Year Anti N-Word Campaign
Since 1991, the Honey Brown Hope Foundation's founder/executive director, Tammie Lang Campbell, has been on a mission to eradicate the n-word.
View the timeline of initiatives below.
2013:Partnership with Missouri City
- Foundation partnered with Missouri City Mayor to donate revised Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn without the n-word to Fort Bend Library System
Mayor Honored Foundation's Founder and Executive Director for Anti-N-Word Campaign
(click blue links to view coverage -KRIV Local Fox 26, Fort Bend News and Houston Style Magazine)
2010: Houston Community College (Houston, TX) Apologizes to the Foundation's Founder and Executive Director for Spike Lee Using the N-word at the College’s 2010 Black History Scholarship Gala (click to view)
1991: The Foundation's Executive Director and Founder Petitions Random House Dictionary to Change the N-word Definition (click to view)
1991: The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement for Colored People) Thanks the Foundation's Executive Director and Founder for Bringing Random House Dictionary's Defamatory Definition of the N-word to Their Attention(click to view)