When my marriage broke up five (5) years ago, I quickly realized how difficult life can be for single mothers. With two toddlers to care for and an uncertain future, I dedicated myself to creating a stable home and nurturing environment for me and my children. I found how challenging just going to the store or doing errands would be when you have children to care for. I had to coordinate everything with my ex-husband, friends, my mother and even my daycare provider to make sure the kids were taken care of so I could go to work or do all those things that many people take for granted. That is why I created Single Moms Planet, which will host our annual fundraiser “The Single Mom's Awards” on May 6 at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. My mom was a full time single mother and she took care of me growing up, but she didn’t’ have guidance or a group of women who could help her.. With Single Moms Planet, I wanted to make sure single mothers didn’t feel alone. I remember when I first became a single mom and I didn’t know what to do and I was ashamed that I got divorced. I felt really bad that my family wasn’t together anymore. But Single Moms Planet brings single moms together and shows them that they’re not alone. I dedicated myself to Single Moms Planet in an effort to provide needed assistance to struggling single mothers in the Los Angeles area and throughout the U.S. The organization offers parenting classes, job training, ongoing counseling, support groups, mentorship, medical referrals and other services. I learned how difficult and expensive life is for single moms who don’t have the support of their employer, friends or family members. Many times I wondered how I was going to be able to pay for my kids’ doctor’s bills, daycare and other bills. It brought me a whole new understanding of the plight of single mothers, and I had to do something about it. But I can't do it alone, I need your help. The Single Moms Awards is our annual charity fundraiser which honorees single moms and corporations from across the nation for the work they are doing in the motherhood community. This year we are honoring actress Mayte Garcia (“Love Don’t Cost a Thing”), actress Troy Byer (“John Q”), Melissa Kieling, CEO of Packit; Mrs. Jackie B. Majors, CEO, Crystal Stairs; Jillian Darlington, CEO, MomCo. App; Kristin Brant Jenkins, Author, “This is Autism;” and Wendy Griffin, CEO Wendy Griffin Jewelry. The fund-raising event will attract a number of celebrities, city officials and community members who support Single Moms Planet and its effort to assist single mothers and their families. As a fashion model and TV host, Neferteri Plessy is known for her work in the new film “The Man in 3B,” as well as on the TV series “Big City,” Starz Network’s “The B Side,” HGTV’s “Design In A Day” and more. After years of working with top marketing and lifestyle experts, I put my expertise toward helping others through making personal speaking appearances, creating the Dynamic Living Blog on the community web site www.SingleMomsPlanet.com where I provide my views and strategies for living a powerful and dynamic life. For more, please visit www.SingleMomsPlanet.com. ingle Moms Planet is a non profit foundation based in Santa Monica, CA. Our mission is to create a movement to help single mothers realize their dreams and to give their children the ability to dream. Our organization focuses on five key pillars of life empowerment including Self Image, Relationships, Finances, Spirituality, and Service. Throughout the year, Single Moms Planet offers support and educational programs for single mothers providing Mentorship, Family Counseling, Emergency Utility Assistance and Financial Literacy. All donations raised from the "2016 Single Mom's Awards" will help support our programs.