Vanessa’s Charities

Over the past few months, Vanessa has gotten her Twitter #Team very interested in helping with raising monies, awareness and donations for her favorite causes.

Here are descriptions of the two charities she is working with at the moment. Please go to their websites and learn more.


What do they do? Who do they help?

(excerpt from

SOJOURN provides battered women and their children a safe space to regroup, rebuild, and reestablish their self-esteem and lives.

 SOJOURN honors diversity, serving without discrimination clients of any class, culture, race, ethnicity, age, faith, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability or immigration status, including those who are traditionally underserved.

SOJOURN fosters solidarity among women and children, educates the community and society, and is committed to effecting political and social change through grassroots activism and a philosophy of individual empowerment.

Their website is:

 Nkosi’s Haven

The following is taken from the Nkosi’s Haven site:

Nkosi’s Haven is a recognized NGO in South Africa that has been in operation since 1999 offering holistic care and support for  destitute HIV/AIDS infected mothers, her children, and resulting AIDS orphans (infected or not).

 Nkosi’s Haven is named after Nkosi Johnson, the young AIDS activist who passed away on International Children’s Day on June 1st 2001, who dearly wanted a facility that would care for the mom and her child.  He had been separated from his mom because of the HIV diagnosis and he never wanted that to happen to any other child.  He also wanted HIV positive people to be cared for without discrimination or prejudice.

The website to donate funds and to learn more about this wonderful organization is: or to donate items: You can also follow them on Twitter: @NkosisHaven

I will be dedicating a few blog entries in this new section to both of these charities. Please look for the entries over the next few days. As things get moving along, I will be adding new entries with new information for how you can help these worthy causes.

There will be needed items lists added for both Nkosi’s Haven and Sojourn. Also, there will be ways you can donate, other than what I just listed.

One of the wonderful things Vanessa is offering are pajamas that she has designed herself & is working on them as I type. She is having them made for children from newborn to 10 years old, made out of organic materials. When you order one pair, another is donated to an orphan living with AIDS. If you’d like to order a pair & be on the waiting list, please send an email to: Once we have a price for them, I will be posting their price and I will also have pictures of the cute jammies once they are ready. **Update on prices: $25 to $30 per pair of jammies.. Remember, it’s buy one and one will be donated to the children of Nkosi’s Haven. Please follow @GagooJammies on Twitter.

Again, please look for new information, Tweets from Vanessa (@VanessaMarcilG) and me (@SonnyandBrenda) @GagooJammies

Thank you for taking the time to learn about these wonderful organizations and for possibly donating to such amazing causes.

TTFN xoxo~Ro

Please see: For all GagooJammies information!

*The Sonny and Brenda Forum supports both Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo & Maurice Benard’s favorite charities and causes.

*All images that are used, belong to Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s