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Flashback Friday: Prom

Friday, January 29, 2010

prom picture 1994That's me at Senior Prom. Miami Norland High School Class of...none of your business! I almost missed prom night because of my family's financial hardships. This inspired me to start my own prom dress project when I lived in Atlanta called Enchanted Closet. That small seed sprouted into a holistic service organization for girls. I had to leave it behind when I moved away, but the nonprofit continues to provide special occasion dresses and developmental programs and is thriving under new leadership. This is the time of year that the organizers of Enchanted Closet begin gearing up to collect prom dresses to outfit some very deserving young ladies. It's the fairy godmother-Cinderella story come to life. I very much miss being part of the magic! So, I dedicate today's flashback to spreading the word about this incredible organization and the women keeping the dream alive: Angelica, Bonita, Gwen, Lauren, Lillian, Rosalyn, and Tiki...I love you ladies! Keep up the good work! If you live in the metro Atlanta area, please support Enchanted Closet. For more information:

subscribe to the email list
or join their Facebook Fan prom dress charityPage

12 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow! What a great idea! No one should miss the prom because they can't afford a nice dress. Today has been a day for me to reflect on my blessings in having never suffered such financial hardships. Earlier, I was reading about the United Way's Hunger Challenge. Then I read about the girl that they pulled from the rubble in Haiti after everyone had given up of finding anymore survivors. It puts my own petty problems in perspective (the alliteration was not intentional).

Marsha said...

aww, you were cuteness. I never was able to attend my prom. I was too much of a geek way back then. Prom is an important part of many girls lives. It would be a shame if one of the girls really wanted to go and couldn't attend because of finances.

"And so our stories go..." said...

Aw...you look so cute. I loved my one and only prom. I made sure my daughter went to all of them.
Mary

Divine Mrs D said...

That is amazing! I absolutely love it :) We had something like that where I grew up in Ohio. I think it's an amazing thing.

Stopping by from SITS

Debbie said...

What a great thing you did! You should be very proud of that.

Fahrenheit 350° said...

That's fun! You rock!

septembermom said...

That is such a nice idea. How many girls were smiling on their prom nights because of this kind of generosity and care. You look beautiful by the way :)

Kristin said...

How amazing. You should be so proud!

AccidentalMommy said...

Wow, what a wonderful thing you started!

I never went to prom but I wasn't interested in going.

Christian Mommy Writer said...

That was a wonderful idea! You looked beautiful on your prom! :-)

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!

Tooj said...

What a wonderful organization! Makes me want to put my name in at the high school when my kids get there and take one girl shopping each year for a dress. :)

I am Lee-Ann... said...

What a wonderful organization! Kudos to you! You looked awesome at prom!

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