Rahfeal Gordon Foundation
1st Annual Whitney Holiday Dinner
Newark, New Jersey
Event Mission: To inspire and provide resources to better the lives of mothers who are living in shelters within the city of Newark, New Jersey- USA.
Whitney Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. She was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most awarded female act of all time.
In 1989, Whitney formed The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children, a foundation that aided sick and homeless children, and worked toward the prevention of child abuse, teaches children to read, and has built inner city parks playground. Through her foundation, Whitney hosted Christmas parties for homeless children and families who temporarily lived in shelters in Newark, New Jersey. Whitney’s dinner made it possible for many families to celebrate Christmas together. Rahfeal Gordon was one of the kids who were fortunate enough to attend one of her events.
Rahfeal Gordon has come a long way from his hardships of being homeless in the streets of Newark, New Jersey – U.S.A. Now, he is recognized as one of the top international orators and advisors for world leaders and global entrepreneurs who are impacting humanity.
“It is important that we do not forget where we come from and those who helped us in time of need. As a leader, it is important to lead by example. This dinner symbolizes the compassion that all great leaders should have towards others in need and to never forget that we are all servants for the greater good of humanity.” - Rahfeal Gordon.
This holiday season Rahfeal would like to reignite Whitney’s holiday tradition by hosting his first holiday dinner for the mothers who currently resides at the Apostle House, where he and his mother briefly resided in Newark, New Jersey during his youth.
The mission of The Apostles’ House (TAH) is to provide comprehensive social services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in the Newark area in an environment that encourages and enables self-sufficiency.
This family shelter offers a safe, nurturing environment for families in crisis with the goal of providing the stabilization necessary to break the cycle of poverty they experience. Each year over 100 women and children call the shelter home in this 30-bed facility/8 crib facility. In addition to providing shelter, the program provides three daily meals, case management, substance abuse counseling, mental health services, recreational activities and is staffed 24/7 in order to provide safety and security to their residence.
The dinner will take place at Dukes Southern Table in Newark, NJ on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.