As reported in October 2014, Kenya Moore, star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” made good on her promise to donate $20,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The Detroit native graduated from Cass Tech High School in 1989 and is hoping that the money will be used to close the education equity gap in her struggling hometown.
In addition to Kenya’s personal donation, she also donated an additional $20,000 to her favorite charity. On the Jan 19 episode “Celebrity Apprentice,” Kenya led her team to victory and she won $20k. Kenya’s charity of choice is the Detroit Public Schools Foundation and the RHOA star donated her winnings. In total Kenya has donated $40,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.
Moore thanked her supporters in her Bravo blog,
“Thanks for all the love and support to my many supporters and team twirl and staff that keep me pushing forward! You support me and are always honest. And thank you for all the congratulations I received from my win on Celebrity Apprentice last week. As project manager I won $20,000 for my charity the Detroit Public Schools Foundation (detroitpsfoundation.org).”
However, naysayers immediately started throwing shade by accusing Kenya of not using her own money for the initial $20,000 donation last year. Kenya cleared up all misconceptions in her blog,
“Unfortunately, during my high moment there are always people trying to rain on my joy. There were a lot of tweets accusing me of not using my own $20,000 when I made the donation to DPSF last year. The fact is, the Trump organization holds the donations until after the show airs to preserve the integrity of the show’s outcome. Therefore, DPSF received 2 checks; one from me for $20,000 from my personal bank account and the other from Celebrity Apprentice for $20,000.”
Kenya also addressed Nene Leakes failure to follow through on a challenge she presented last year at the season six reunion,
“The real question is: Where is NeNe’s $20,000? #IllWait”
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