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January 11, 2005

  • Diamond Harris (Adopt-A-Family), had a conversation with President, Jacqueline Castillo, informing her of their family’s disappointment not to be considered at this time for an “Extreme Home Makeover” by ABC. Jacqueline immediately sent a compelling email to the executive producer of “ABC Extreme Makeover – Home Edition” informing him why the family should be considered for a home makeover. Approximately 15 minutes later, Jacqueline received a call from the executive producer who just happened to be in the office at that time. The story began…


January 13, 2005

  • Ladies Jacqueline Castillo, Patricia Gibson and Katrina Schauble, pleaded their case for the Harris family to the executive producer of “ABC Extreme Makeover – Home Edition.” They shared their experience they had with the family in Birmingham. Approximately two weeks later, appliance fixtures were being deliveries to the Harris family, and the rest is history.


January 30, 2005

  • Legacy Ladies and Board Members worship at West Angeles Church of God in Christ (Bishop Charles E. Blake, honoree for Torch Awards) to kick-off the Torch Awards, April 30, 2005.


January 31, 2005

  • The Harris family (Adopt-A-Family project) received “ABC Extreme Makeover- Home Edition” experience and traveled to Disney World until their new home was completed.


February 6-8, 2005

  • Legacy Ladies travel to Birmingham to provide the finishing touches on the new make-over home and to greet the Harris family upon their arrival.


February 7, 2005

  • The Harris family (Adopt-A-Family) move into new home. Mission accomplished!!


February 12, 2005 – March 5, 2005

  • SAT/ACT workshop begins at Crenshaw High School.


February 26, 2005

  • SAT/ACT workshop at Crenshaw High School


March 5, 2005

  • SAT/ACT workshop at Crenshaw High School


March 6, 2005

  • ABC Extreme Makeover-Home Edition television program airs with the Harris family as beneficiaries.


April 5, 2005

  • Delivered 200 SAT workbooks to Crenshaw High School library.


April 23, 2005

  • Supported Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald’s 2005 5K AIDS Walk for Minority Women and Children. The organization also had a booth to disseminate information on HIV/AIDS.


April 30, 2005

  • The inaugural fundraiser, the “Torch Awards,” was held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles, honoring Bishop Charles E. Blake, Lou Gossett, Jr., John Mack, Della Reese, Pat Tobin, Ambassador Andrew Young, and special guest, Diamond and Christopher Harris and family (Adopt-a-Family).


May 16, 2005

  • “A Date in May” – A half day program presented to 100 high school seniors at Crenshaw High School prior to prom night which focused on four workshops: HIV/AIDS, etiquette, finance management, and transitions after high school.


June 9, 2005
Legacy Ladies, Inc. participated in the Crenshaw High School Awards Banquet. They awarded their scholarship recipients, Stacey Kelly, Nolan Winston, Karsina Gaither, Markeyce Moore, and Samuel Maxwell, round trip airline tickets on Southwest Airlines.


June 19, 2005

  • In follow-up to the Torch Awards, Legacy Ladies, Inc. presented a check in the amount of $15,000 to Bishop Charles E. Blake, of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, for Save Africa’s Children. Bishop Blake has served as surrogate father to thousands of children who have been orphaned as a result of the AIDS pandemic crisis in Africa.


July 6, 2005

  • Ladies Patricia Gibson and Jacqueline Castillo traveled to Birmingham, AL, for the third birthday celebration of the Harris family sextuplets (Adopt-a-Family). They presented a check for $35,000 for their trust fund.


August 24, 2005

  • Ladies Lisa and and Jacqueline traveled to San Francisco to establish a partnership with Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA), under the direction of Bill Rankin, to continue the efforts of providing orphan care, AIDS education and prevention, and women empowerment programs in the villages of Malawi, in Africa.


August 27, 2005

  • Jenesse Center, a home for domestic violence survivors, received a “makeover” to the interior of their emergency shelter through the “A Coat of Paint” project. The members and volunteers contributed over 145 hours in painting the facility to give the families a fresh outlook on life.


September 17, 2005

  • Session I – SAT workshops begin at Crenshaw High School.


September 24, 2005

  • SAT workshop


October 1, 2005

  • SAT workshop


October 19, 2005

  • Partnered with the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). The objective of the enrichment program is to teach middle and high school students business concepts and life skills to enhance their economic productivity. The organization will implement the enrichment program beginning February 2006 at Crenshaw High School, View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter School and Audubon Middle School.


November 5, 2005

  • Presentation given in Dallas, TX, on Legacy Ladies programs and services to the MARCH Foundation (Mutual Alliance Restoring Community Hope), which supports higher education and human welfare.


November 5, 2005

  • Session II – SAT workshops begin at Crenshaw High School


November 12, 2005

  • SAT workshop


November 19, 2005

  • SAT workshop


December 15, 2005

  • Appreciation Luncheon held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel for corporate sponsors and Advisory Board members