P.O. Box 9638 Marina Del Rey, CA 90295

A Special Needs and Urban youth movement...

Welcome to Chyna Nicole Foundation

About the Founder

Sonianne Messersmith (Soni)

My daughter is 21 years old, the same age I was when I migrated to the United States from Barbados. Celebrating and being with her at this age reminded me of a time when I was new to this country and didn't make some of the best decisions. I didn't have family, but great friends, without whom, I would have been lost. I went back to school as an adult where I earned my bacheor's degree and from there worked over 15 years in the financial services industry. Today, I am happily married and excited to help foster kids, homeless & lost kids and those desperately in need of a genuine individual, who not only listens, but is there to help. 

1st Annual Fundraiser 01/20/2018

Eat, Drink and Give...

Chyna Nicole Foundation Presents It's 1st Annual Black Tie Fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 20th | 6pm-10:30 pm. Proceeds from this event will pay for the full tuition and materials for 20 special needs & at-risk youth to attend Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SCROC). To Reserve Tickets by Phone, contact Dr. Jennifer Pesavento, D. 310-224-4210  or Sonianne Messersmith 310-422-3109.

Mission Statement

To recognize the talents and skills in high-functioning Special Needs and Underprivileged young adults between the ages of 17 and 24 and empower them by providing full scholarships to attend local trade schools, educate them on resume writing, provide them with interview training and job placement.

About Us

How We're Helping

We are a nonprofit organization focused on scholarships for special needs and underprivileged young adults of all ethnicities between the ages of 17 and 24. We assist them by funding their education for vocational or technical school, a community or four year college. We are proud to be sponsoring  20 young adults to enroll in SoCAL ROC/SCROC, Torrance, California,  Spring, 2018 semester.

Scholarship assistance

If you know someone who could use our support? Have them submit an essay telling us all about their background and why they would be a good candidate for our scholarship program to:


For additional information, email us at:




Chyna Nicole Foundation, SoCal ROC, http://www.socalroc.com/, and Communities in Motion, http://www.communities-motion.com/ are excited to launch our first pilot program beginning January 2018. We will be supporting and working closely with about 20 kids and monitoring their progress as they begin technical training courses towards a career path. Let us celebrate with them. Stay tuned for pictures, stories and updates...


Our Donors

Smart & Final Hawthorne, CA

Special thanks to Smart & Final for doing their part in getting us closer 

to our goals. 


Trader Joe's Hawthorne, CA

Thank you to our friends and family at Trader Joe's, Hawthorne.




Thank You, Vons for being part of our movement...


Sprouts Farmers Market

Thank you, Sprouts for contribution to the movement...


Sees' Candies

To all the friendly and helpful folks at Sees' location on National and Sepulveda location. Sincere Thanks!


Jon's Market

Thanks to our neighborhood market working together to make our city a better place.


Donate Now

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you! We wouldn't be able to meet our goals without the help from supporters like you.

Your generous gifts and donations will get us closer to providing education and jobs to others less fortunate. Together, we can make a difference. Thank you!

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Chyna Nicole Foundaion

P.O. box 9638 

Maina Del Rey, Ca 90295



A Special Needs & Urban Youth Movement


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed