About the Founder
Brenda Moss is a Life Coach, Activist, Advocate, Policy Influencer, Evangelist, Author
Brenda Moss's journey has not taken the easy path. Her oldest son was taken by gun violence in 2014. This alone would have stopped anyone. Some would have used it as an excuse to quit. Quitting was not an option. She had two other sons that needed her. Brenda gives voice to words with her writing. There are days that no one responds. Then there is that day when one's response makes it all worth it. She is her son's voice in times when she is the most tired. Her voice has opened doors for her to speak to thousands and made lasting friendships.
My oldest son, Shawn Moss, was taken by gun violence on August 26, 2014. After the death of my son, I could have done nothing. I could have given up. I could have stopped fighting. But did I give up? No. Instead, I chose to get up and fight.
I had the opportunity to tell Shawn's story. To give a voice to his legacy. I wanted to remind Shawn's son what a great dad he had. Shawn loved kids and was always teaching them. He loved to see to see young children thrive. Education is not always afforded to the Black community or Black children as it is to others. I want to change how that looks.
Gun violence affects the Black community more than any other community. Children are often kept out of school because there isn't enough money for common household items. This is why we are dedicated to providing resources to the community, no matter what it is - from household items to clothing.
Every year, we hold the Shawn Moss Angel Tree where we provide families with gifts and anything they may need, all without cost. This program has grown every year, and we hope to continue to make an impact on our community.
- Brenda Moss, Founder
Impacting the Community
"I have been a member of the Shawn Moss Wellness and Growth foundation for 3 yrs. The main reason I joined this foundation is because of what it stands for Hope and Promise! I love what Ms Brenda Moss is implementing with the school not only offering children a safe place to learn but making sure High Quality Education is provided to children that may not come from a large income home."
- Shermain S.
"The S.W.A.G. Foundation is a clear definition of unconditional love and support. No matter where you find yourself or your loved ones they jump in and help however they can. From providing a hot meal and gift for the family during Christmas to giving away free books to help encourage reading on every level to providing assistance to families who have suffered great loss due to acts of violence. Not only have I been a recipient but I am also a supporter. I love this organization and everything it stands for."
- Crystal M.
"I have known Brenda Moss for over 50 years. She has been my neighbor, my friend and most of all a mentor to me and many others. I have attended her classes. and continue to watch her live messages on Facebook. What else can I say other than I'm grateful for what you have shared with us all! Continue to be Brenda and encourage all! Thanks for being you."
- Desiree P.