Sunja Thompson 2019

Ms. Thompson was introduced to the Bettie Brand Fund from the Drake House, a non-profit which assists families toward becoming financially stable.  She and her 13 year old son have been there since 2018.  As her sponsor writes, “Life has not provided Ms. Thompson a smooth journey and she has chosen to take her particular path as an opportunity to learn, grow, and give back.  She seeks to further her education in Psychology with a focus on fitness.”  Ms. Thompson was awarded a stipend from the Bettie Brand Fund to help her with tuition to Ga. Perimeter College and Georgia State, Enrichment Opportunity classes, plus the purchase of a computer.  Sunja writes in her application, “I will pay it forward by standing with women who have been mentally enslaved, beaten, broken down, lied to, used, victimized, raped and shot…we need to understand that [by] having each others’ hands, we can never let the woman fall down.”


The purpose of the fund is to “Provide women in need with a hand up, not a hand out, so they may live with dignity and independence”.  



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