1983, A few of sweetie-pie angels. Performing for the commuinty at the Langston Hughes center in Buffalo,Ny
Founded in Buffalo, NY 1983 by Dorothy Jones (Sweetie-pie). Sweetie-pie was a fun-loving, warm and caring individual who would give you the shirt off of her back and plenty of love. She would also open her home and kitchen, handing out clothing and food to anyone in need. She was a strong believer in her faith as she belonged to White Rock Baptist Church in Buffalo, NY where she was very active in the church. Dorothy had a great love for children which motivated her to formulate a children's group for the purpose of keeping at-risk children out of the streets. She would take them around the city to participate in various activities and community services. She decided she would call the group Sweetie Pie's Angels, named after herself and granddaughter. She would eventually turn her home at 233 Landon st. into the Headquarters of Sweetie Pie's Angels.
Sweetie-pie touched many lives and helped to inspire some well ,motivated individuals.
Dorothy Jones (A.K.A Sweetie-pie) departed life on 07/16/2012 but the memory she left here still remains.
My name is Danielle Salter , I am the President of Sweetie-Pie's Angels Inc., a non-profit organization, and owner of Gourmet Way LLC.
During my journey of starting a childcare service and then food service business, I realized that my love for the community started when I was a little girl in the early 80's.
I was a student of Sweetie-pie and one of Sweetie Pie's Angels. I learned the importance of giving back and fell in love with the idea of the "each - one-teach-one " mentality.
As one learns and makes progress in life , the knowledge and resources gained along the way are to be shared with others who are going through similar challenges.
Knowledge spreads, grows and creates more opportunities.
And the community heals. I learned this mentality from Dorothy Jones. A.K.A Sweetie-pie.
The sense of community responsibility that I
learned as an original SP Angel still remains with me today.
It provides me with the most fulfillment in my life is to do exactly what Sweetie-pie instilled in a group of young children years ago. Helping others to help others! This is why I independently organized multiple campaigns to feed homeless people in my state of residence. I couldn't be more honored to carry the torch that she left behind.
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This was the woman that believed in me before I believed in myself. Before I got calls from Quincy Jones, Tyler Perry, Patty Labelle, Beyonce, Whitney Houston and before “Empire.” I ended up on the doorstep of this wonderful woman who lived down the street from me. All the other kids seemed to know her and I didn’t. She lived right in the middle of the hood, but she was so concerned about children and she saw potential and understood that we just needed to be nurtured. When I was afraid to sing, she kept pushing me telling me that I had one of the best voices. Before I had ever met and worked with Whitney Houston, Sweetie Pie had me singing her song
“The Greatest Love Of All".
A true story about Sweetie Pie... written by Terrell Carter
I owe so much to the woman that stood up for me when I was being bullied for singing when it wasn’t popular. I owe so much to the woman that treated everyone with respect and love.
Because of Sweetie Pie, there are so many lives that have been changed and touched even ones that don’t even know it. From the bottom of my heart I’m glad I got to say thank you before she left this side. But every time I open my mouth, every time I encourage a child, every time I live my dream it’s another chance to say thank you to such a special woman.