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Meet Sherree Rogers of Standing Strong Mentoring Program

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sherree Rogers.

Hi Sherree, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I started the Standing Strong Mentoring Program because of my past struggles. I was a single parent raising two girls and fell on hard times. We became homeless. I would go broke to help someone. Even though it was a short time, it was an eye-opener. It helped me to see a clearer picture of the everyday life of our unsheltered people. My heart bled, and from then on, I gave more and more. A few decades later, I met three individuals with pure hearts like myself, Tiba, Moe, and Elley Moe. It was nothing but up from there. We got together every week to feed the homeless in downtown Baltimore. We shopped and prepared the food every Thursday. Next, we added clothes, shoes, and hygiene products. We had an excellent time giving back. After months of this, we decided to become a 501c3 non-profit organization.

I Stood Strong throughout the years. I went from feeding our people weekly to feeding them every day. After partnering up with so many organizations, I decided to Standalone. I have not one but three weekly giveaways, two monthly giveaways, a lot of resources, and help individuals and families on an as-needed basis. At all our events, We feed, wear clothes, and give out hygiene products. We help Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, and surrounding areas. Three years ago, we started Standing Strong For Africa in Lagos, Africa. We’re still growing. We are a self-funded non-profit organization looking to help more once we get grants.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not at all. Our main struggle is time and money. As the need for help grows, our resources and money is stretched to the limit. Some of the struggles were when my pickup truck got stolen; someone stole everything out of my RV and broke the window. It halted our efforts to pick up donations and ride around and help the less fortunate as we speak. These are the struggles that we are facing today.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about the Standing Strong Mentoring Program?
I am the CEO of the Standing Strong Mentoring Program, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Had we loved to hear about any fond memories you have from growing up?
My favorite childhood memory was growing up in a loving home and neighborhood where everyone was like family.

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