Queens, NY, is the foundation’s owner’s birthplace. Monique, aka Diva Lyfe, is the owner of Diva Allure Boutique and nonprofit owner of “One Nation Foundation.” Avery, Ms. Artistry CEO of PR Agency and Management firm, Multi Artistry Ent, met Monique, and they started to extend their resources to help elevate each other’s careers.
Diva Allure Boutique sponsored Avery’s wardrobe, throughout 2018-2020. Moving forward, they collaborated to bring together influencers, artists, and their friends to help give back to the SkyWay Men’s Shelter in Queens, NY, on November 28th, 2021.
One Nation Foundation Inc., founded by Monique James is an organization set about helping without any parameters. Being from Queens, James often found herself seeing neighbors and other community pillars fall into the hole of homelessness. This inspired her to give back to the people that once held up the communities that we live in today. Everybody has different circumstances that may set them back in life. That doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t at least be offered any help. During the holidays, so many people are forgotten and Ms. James aims to change that narrative.
One Nation Foundation Inc. can’t be boxed in to only helping homeless people though. Having roots in Jamaica she often went back and saw the conditions of people living there. The poverty of third world countries are unmatched, people living in dangerous construction zones on top of having to fend for their lives, help has no parameters for Ms. James. One Nation Foundation recently had a fundraiser which went to help building a school in Jamaica, but long term the aim is to also bring back proper medical centers and practices that are being cut for almost no reason; “it’s becoming extremely difficult for a poor person in these countries to even get the blood pressure checked.”
Monique James is doing God’s work helping every soul in need, and she knows that one day One Nation Foundation will be a global enterprise. Having charity events throughout the world to spread the knowledge of how people are living and how they can benefit from any donations. Ms. James doesn’t want people to feel like monetary donations are the only way to make a change. A current concern she gets from those in need are a demand for socks. A sock drive will be taking place soon. That is an example of the grand scheme of this organization.
One Nation Foundation led the community at the SkyWay men’s shelter with a prayer of hope, soul food sponsored by Chef Mars Kitchen NYC, PR liaison Avery MsArtistry participated alongside Monique’s staff and volunteers to feed the homeless. The talent that participated in feeding the homeless this past Sunday was the late Pop Smoke’s friend “Mike Dee,” local rapper “B Billz,” emerging act “Sasha Melo,” and local media personality from “Blades and Bars media.”