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Thread started 12/22/17 1:35pm

sexyisintheima
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Rosie Gains love for NPG

Rosie Gains, NPG

Prince cousin Chaz is trying to help Rosie Gains. According to him she's homeless and living on the streets. Does anyone know if she has been helped? This information was from the Prince podcast of Michael Dean.

If not, what can the NPG do to help her out...I think she lives in California but he didn't confirm that. Prince would want us to help her and love her. NPG is all of us with love for prince and his associates
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Reply #1 posted 12/22/17 4:15pm

PennyPurple

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Isn't there an Employee's of PP Foundation, who help former employee's? Maybe reach out to them.

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Reply #2 posted 12/22/17 5:40pm

babynoz

Is there any specific information about how he is helping such as a gofundme page? We need you to be more specific.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #3 posted 12/22/17 5:54pm

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prnalumni.org/home/

The Story/Background

Through the years Prince made numerous personal donations to support causes that aligned with his values. He may have started in a small way by donating to local schools and charities, but as his celebrity grew so did his generosity. He was a true humanitarian who supported many causes and was especially drawn to youth programs that focused on enriching children’s lives with music.

He was also known for helping those who were part of his inner circle by providing financial means to ease the hardship of an unexpected death or serious illness. His support, which was most often anonymous, provided others with a sense of hope and a means to carry on.

With the artist’s own sudden passing many of these organizations experienced an abrupt decrease in funding. Those who worked at Paisley Park were left with a great sense of loss but also a considerable desire to continue the good work began by the man who lead them.

The collaborative of former employees became the finite PRN Alumni. These individuals who worked closest with him often on a daily, around-the-clock basis formed a foundation with a unified purpose of continuing Prince’s legacy of social justice and charitable giving.

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Reply #4 posted 12/22/17 7:00pm

sexyisintheima
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Thanks for that info. I don't have any more specifics than what it got from Chaz pod cast and that I think Rosie is in California...or was.

That link above didn't work for me...is Celo green still in califnoria he is prince friend does anyone know how to contact Susan Rogers who is I think running the Paisley Charities...can someone tell her about this or give me the Charie contact info. It seems Susan needs to connect to Chaz and then maybe Ce lo green is out there or Sheila e... where is Pittsburg ca in relation to where shelia is in Oakland?

I will contact Susan if someone tells me where that info is...that link didn't work/
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Reply #5 posted 12/22/17 7:11pm

sexyisintheima
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I googled and found the website for the link given...there is no contact us option
Just social media icons...couldn't find contact info for Susan rogers.

I hope Chaz works it out for Rosie. Prayers to her
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Reply #6 posted 12/22/17 7:53pm

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sexyisintheimagination said:

Thanks for that info. I don't have any more specifics than what it got from Chaz pod cast and that I think Rosie is in California...or was. That link above didn't work for me...is Celo green still in califnoria he is prince friend does anyone know how to contact Susan Rogers who is I think running the Paisley Charities...can someone tell her about this or give me the Charie contact info. It seems Susan needs to connect to Chaz and then maybe Ce lo green is out there or Sheila e... where is Pittsburg ca in relation to where shelia is in Oakland? I will contact Susan if someone tells me where that info is...that link didn't work/

Sorry about the link not working. Let me try to find out some more info.

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Reply #7 posted 12/22/17 7:54pm

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Try prnalumni.org

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Reply #8 posted 12/22/17 7:58pm

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https://www.facebook.com/PRNalumniFDN/

Here is their facebook page. Maybe you can message them thru facebook.

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Reply #9 posted 12/22/17 8:09pm

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http://www.rosiegaines.com/

There is a link to a Paypal account for Rosie on her personal website for those that want to help her. I gave quite awhile back when it was first reported that she was homeless.

From what I understand, Prince had bought her a house, but it was not in her hometown, not where she wanted to be, and she walked away from it. Rosie has suffered from some depression and anxiety (I believe), maybe bipolar (I'm not 100% certain of that), and has been homeless for awhile.

[Edited 12/22/17 20:11pm]

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Reply #10 posted 12/22/17 8:17pm

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Thanks Benni!

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Reply #11 posted 12/22/17 8:23pm

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This was from 2015: http://www.sfgate.com/mus...036780.php

I had shared that, her paypal account and this message on my FB back in 2015:


Back in 1998, I was visiting an internet chat room, The Holy River, on Prince's web site Love4OneAnother. One night, not really thinking anything of it, I had mentioned that it was going to be a tight Christmas, that I wasn't going to be able to get my son, Josh, anything that year due to having lost my job. Everyone was chatting and unbeknownst to me, someone in The River had seen what I'd said and decided to get everyone together and make sure my son had a Christmas that year. My friend, StarMaiden, asked for my address to send me a Christmas card and right before Christmas, gifts began pouring in for Josh, from all over the country and world, and a few people even sent cash. I was floored that people who had never met me in person, who had only ever spoken with me in an internet chat room would do something so special, so wonderful, so incredible for my son and myself. To do this day, when I think of it, I still get teary eyed. I promised myself from that moment on (and still do), that I would find some way to pay it forward. I have spent all these years doing just that, when I see people in need or just acts of kindness wherever I can; such as paying for someone's groceries, buying groceries for a homeless person, paying for someone's dinner bill when we're out. I struggle financially and have been unable to do this for a little while, but every once in awhile, I still manage to find a way, even if it means I go without something that month. But I've never truly been able to do so directly to one of those that helped out that one Christmas so many years ago. You see, Rosie Gaines was one of those people who sent me money that year. I had received a check from One Love in Pennsylvania. I found out several years later, when emailing back and forth to Rosie, that she was One Love because she had signed her email to me in exactly the same way that person from Pennsylvania had signed an enclosed card. I finally have the opportunity to pay forward to someone who was generous and compassionate towards my son and myself all those years ago and I am asking my family and friends, to remember Christ's spirit this year and help me to give back to someone who is in need of having some love, prayers, and help sent her way.

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Reply #12 posted 12/23/17 5:19pm

sexyisintheima
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So 2015 is a long time ago. Chaz pod cast was recent and he mentions she is homeless...still in 2018?

Her Facebook has a recent post about sign o the times...her Facebook has a team member listed so maybe someone runs it for her.

Thanks for the info...love To aid her
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Reply #13 posted 12/23/17 5:55pm

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sexyisintheimagination said:

So 2015 is a long time ago. Chaz pod cast was recent and he mentions she is homeless...still in 2018? Her Facebook has a recent post about sign o the times...her Facebook has a team member listed so maybe someone runs it for her. Thanks for the info...love To aid her

Let us know if what you find out, and a link to donate if you find they have one.

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Reply #14 posted 12/23/17 6:43pm

morningsong

I understood George Clinton and others in the industry tried to reach out to her last year or earlier this year. I'm a little preplexed that she's still homeless after so many people's involvement.

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Reply #15 posted 12/23/17 8:09pm

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This is Charles "Chazz" Smith (Prince's cousin). I mentioned Rosie on the Prince Podcast interview because what I have heard is that Rosie was and may still be in/out of homelessness again or battling something. My heart goes out to her and her family. I've read some of the comments and if someone can validate this or try and find out what is going on we should all come together and collectively try and help her with love, resources, a fundraiser, etc. I'm in Minneapolis and my[No posting of email in the forums, use orgnotes snip - luv4u] -Peace #justice4cuz

[Edited 12/24/17 1:50am]

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Reply #16 posted 12/24/17 10:36am

Vashtix

benni said:

This was from 2015: http://www.sfgate.com/mus...036780.php

I had shared that, her paypal account and this message on my FB back in 2015:


Back in 1998, I was visiting an internet chat room, The Holy River, on Prince's web site Love4OneAnother. One night, not really thinking anything of it, I had mentioned that it was going to be a tight Christmas, that I wasn't going to be able to get my son, Josh, anything that year due to having lost my job. Everyone was chatting and unbeknownst to me, someone in The River had seen what I'd said and decided to get everyone together and make sure my son had a Christmas that year. My friend, StarMaiden, asked for my address to send me a Christmas card and right before Christmas, gifts began pouring in for Josh, from all over the country and world, and a few people even sent cash. I was floored that people who had never met me in person, who had only ever spoken with me in an internet chat room would do something so special, so wonderful, so incredible for my son and myself. To do this day, when I think of it, I still get teary eyed. I promised myself from that moment on (and still do), that I would find some way to pay it forward. I have spent all these years doing just that, when I see people in need or just acts of kindness wherever I can; such as paying for someone's groceries, buying groceries for a homeless person, paying for someone's dinner bill when we're out. I struggle financially and have been unable to do this for a little while, but every once in awhile, I still manage to find a way, even if it means I go without something that month. But I've never truly been able to do so directly to one of those that helped out that one Christmas so many years ago. You see, Rosie Gaines was one of those people who sent me money that year. I had received a check from One Love in Pennsylvania. I found out several years later, when emailing back and forth to Rosie, that she was One Love because she had signed her email to me in exactly the same way that person from Pennsylvania had signed an enclosed card. I finally have the opportunity to pay forward to someone who was generous and compassionate towards my son and myself all those years ago and I am asking my family and friends, to remember Christ's spirit this year and help me to give back to someone who is in need of having some love, prayers, and help sent her way.



This is so inspirational!! Thank you for sharing. When kindness from the heart is shared it floors me. Beautiful story.
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Reply #17 posted 12/24/17 11:24am

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chazzsmith1 said:

This is Charles "Chazz" Smith (Prince's cousin). I mentioned Rosie on the Prince Podcast interview because what I have heard is that Rosie was and may still be in/out of homelessness again or battling something. My heart goes out to her and her family. I've read some of the comments and if someone can validate this or try and find out what is going on we should all come together and collectively try and help her with love, resources, a fundraiser, etc. I'm in Minneapolis and my[No posting of email in the forums, use orgnotes snip - luv4u] -Peace #justice4cuz


[Edited 12/24/17 1:50am]




I contacted the Facebook page via messenger and spoke for us and Chazz...we want to help her. Let's see if that's a way to her.

See the above post story is so beautiful about paying it forward..love is indeed the master plan.

I just thought Michael Dean interviewed Susan Rogers...Chazz if you see this...try her too. As long as Rosie wants to receive love let it to her. I ll let you know if her Facebook team responds. Chazz man, you're Kool! Thank you
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[Edited 12/24/17 11:29am]
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Reply #18 posted 12/24/17 11:43am

sexyisintheima
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benni said:

http://www.rosiegaines.com/

There is a link to a Paypal account for Rosie on her personal website for those that want to help her. I gave quite awhile back when it was first reported that she was homeless.

From what I understand, Prince had bought her a house, but it was not in her hometown, not where she wanted to be, and she walked away from it. Rosie has suffered from some depression and anxiety (I believe), maybe bipolar (I'm not 100% certain of that), and has been homeless for awhile.

[Edited 12/22/17 20:11pm]



Thank you, that PayPal is live and I was able to send my love note to her too in Chazz name. I said to contact Pasiley Park Charities.

The site says she lives in Pittsburg Ca...I wonder if that is still true.
If she lives in Pa, I'm in Pittsburgh...that person said she lived in Pennsylvania in 1998...this is gonna work out. Come on now...
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Reply #19 posted 12/24/17 11:58am

sexyisintheima
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I messaged Prn alumni about our collect desire to love Rosie...hope they get in touch with her management or Chazz...I contacted 3 ways, send love and prayer and a little cash. Let it find her (((((0)))))
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Reply #20 posted 12/24/17 8:22pm

sexyisintheima
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I'm not sure who this friend is talking to Rosie...this was posted yesterday but was prior to April 2016...they speak poorly of Prince as a living person who has taken Rosie's material and put it in the vault. So according to this, the vault contents of 5-6 projects have the power to help Rosie Gains financially.

It confirms she lives in California prior to April 2016...Rosie Prince loves you and his cousin and family want to help you. Pasiley Park Alumni is available.
That's all we can do...may she get what she needs (((((0))))




https://m.youtube.com/wat...mDnEpq0ofc
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Reply #21 posted 12/24/17 8:53pm

sexyisintheima
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https://m.youtube.com/wat...tmubXnYvds

https://m.youtube.com/wat...bIJ0kdzGR4

She speaks of personal loss of family and diabetes
And challenges in her relationship to prince
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Reply #22 posted 12/24/17 9:04pm

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https://m.youtube.com/wat...pSsb6lSuMU

She's in the bay near Sheila E. Chazz can you contact Sheila E. to check on her condition.
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Reply #23 posted 12/29/17 11:03pm

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Letting those who asked to be updated: PRN Alumni responded that they are now aware of Chazz wanting to help Rosie. So they are on it, will contact him and look into her situation. They were swift responders and super professional
[Edited 12/29/17 23:07pm]
[Edited 12/29/17 23:07pm]
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Reply #24 posted 12/30/17 4:54am

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I hope she's doing fine. It would be great if she could make some money touring with the NPG, if her health status allows it. No one deserves to be in the street but someone of such great talent, who has worked with one the world's greatest stars and has released several records on major labels, it's really a pity. Please report if anyone has news.

On a related sidenote, I recently read that reputed P-Funk cover artist Pedro Bell was last heard of living in great poverty and nearly blind back in 2009. Another tragic story. Does anyone know of his current status?

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Reply #25 posted 12/30/17 8:37am

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sexyisintheimagination said:

Letting those who asked to be updated: PRN Alumni responded that they are now aware of Chazz wanting to help Rosie. So they are on it, will contact him and look into her situation. They were swift responders and super professional [Edited 12/29/17 23:07pm] [Edited 12/29/17 23:07pm]

Thank goodness! Thanks for keeping us updated.

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Reply #26 posted 12/30/17 9:07am

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PennyPurple said:



sexyisintheimagination said:


Letting those who asked to be updated: PRN Alumni responded that they are now aware of Chazz wanting to help Rosie. So they are on it, will contact him and look into her situation. They were swift responders and super professional [Edited 12/29/17 23:07pm] [Edited 12/29/17 23:07pm]

Thank goodness! Thanks for keeping us updated.




Yes thanks and please keep us informed.
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Reply #27 posted 12/30/17 9:31am

sexyisintheima
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Reguarding Pedro Bell...send the info to PRN Alumni...they care and take action.

Chazz man if you see this know that your cousin loves all you're doing for God and Family. You are not alone. We got you, let all of us here and in the purple army know how to help.
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Reply #28 posted 01/06/18 1:25pm

babynoz

sexyisintheimagination said:

Letting those who asked to be updated: PRN Alumni responded that they are now aware of Chazz wanting to help Rosie. So they are on it, will contact him and look into her situation. They were swift responders and super professional [Edited 12/29/17 23:07pm] [Edited 12/29/17 23:07pm]



Thanks so much for updating us about Rosie. I am sure if we focus on her there is something all of us can do to help.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #29 posted 01/07/18 3:01pm

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Yes!
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