Community - T’Juanna Winters
T’Juanna Winters is the founder of Lil Lizzie Foundation, and is best known for her community service work with ‘Lil Lizzie Foundation.’ In her community, she recognized as “a giving guru extraordinaire. Lil Lizzie Foundation serves the community by way of helping individuals, families, women, infant, children, schools, and the homeless, throughout the Texas region.
“T’Juanna was born in a middle-class family in East St. Louis, Ill. to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Oceanside, California neighborhood. At the age of six she moved to Dallas Texas and began her education in the Dallas Public Schools. She graduated from Kimball High School and later attended Dillard University in New Orleans, La. She landed a job as a Nightclub Manager, and even though she earned a great salary, she felt the need to do more for people who are less fortunate. She desired to help others.
Credited with creating a more intimate relationship with the people who she helps she has popularized and revolutionized the charitable scale through which, according to Global One Magazine, she entered the mainstream.
reinvented her company, Lil Lizzie Foundation with a focus on giving back to all communities, no matter the lifestyle, race, creed, or color. Following the example of her grandmother, T’Juanna Winters has become a godsend to her community. From adopting schools to building churches in her Dallas, TX community, she has earned the title “Fairy Godmother”.
Through her foundation Lil Lizzie, T’Juanna has dedicated herself to bring high-impact awareness to communities in need. Adding to her growing list of philanthropic deeds, she is now on a mission to help women tear down the walls that hinder them from succeeding.
T’Juanna’s ultimate objective is to help women let go of their past in order to move forward to better themselves. “I thought it was important to start doing more things to help women because it’s time we have honest conversations about the many topics that affect women,” T’Juanna shared exclusively with Global One Magazine. “At times, we have so many issues weighing on our hearts it can be painful. It is time we get it off our chest and seek the support or help needed.”
T’Juanna did not become a mogul by waiting for opportunities. To become a mogul, she learned the significance of having her personal affairs in order. “Being CEO of your life is knowing what is acceptable and knowing when to let go of people who do not serve a purpose,” she shares. “Most importantly, put God first; know that you are worthy of love, especially self-love.” These are all the golden nuggets that will be shared at the Mask Off Women’s Conference through the Lil Lizzie Foundation. In the future, you can expect the Lil Lizzie Foundation to help more people and organizations outside of Texas and hopefully around the world. “I desire to see more churches and schools provide the needs of the people in the community and I will do everything in my power to make it happen.”
See more of Lil Lizzie Foundation at www.lillizziefoundation.org. The Lil Lizzie Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to giving back and to bringing high-impact awareness to communities in need. The Lil Lizzie Foundation is located in Irving, Texas. This organization primarily operates in the Civic and Social Associations business / industry within the Membership Organizations sector.
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