During a festive holiday party at the Beardsley household, the ladies were all sitting around reminiscing on all the incredible events we’ve been to together. Many of us have been in each other’s weddings, as well as several others throughout the years. This led into a conversation about what we could do with all of our beautiful dresses we’d collected from being a part of these amazing occasions. Sandy Bocchino and I decided we should collect everyone’s dresses and donate them to a charity that helps underprivileged high schoolers looking for gorgeous dresses for their proms.
We found Fairy Godmother’s, Inc. whose mission is to help provide a special high school prom experience for qualified high school girls whose financial situations are such as otherwise would preclude their ability to attend their prom by providing them prom gowns, shoes, and similar accessories which have been donated to the organization.
On Saturday, March 10th the Fairy Godmother’s organization held its annual prom sale. Sandy and I brought about 20 dresses and volunteered to help the girls pick out their dream dresses. It was a fun morning of excitement as the girls proudly modeled their dresses for their families. Because of the event, many girls were able to afford a beautiful gown so that they could attend their proms, which is such a special experience in a teenager’s life. Sandy and I were proud to be a part of such a wonderful event.
Check out the video clip below from Channel 6. If you look closely, you can even catch a glimpse of Sandy and me helping out the girls…
Fairy Godmother’s Prom Sale
On the evening of December 6th, some of the girls got together to do some good in the middle of the busy holiday season. We arrived at the Giving Factory of Cradles to Crayons to help sort, clean, and package clothes and toy gifts for children in need of warm clothes and fun toys during this holiday season. The Giving Factory was a buzz with volunteers all giving up their evenings to help fulfill the needs and wishes of those less fortunate. Upon arrival, we were told that the Giving Factory had 1400 requests for clothes/toy packages for children in need in the Greater Philadelphia area. But, with only 14 volunteer days left before the holidays, it meant that they had the task of packaging 100 of those each day. We worked quickly and efficiently to fulfill as many wishes as possible on the night we were there. By the end of the evening, we had made a big dent in all of the donations made by community and had packaged many packs for the children. It was the perfect way to help in this busy holiday season when we must remember of all those less fortunate. We can’t wait to go back to help again one day soon!
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is spending time with your girlfriends far and near!
Come join us on Tuesday December 6th from 5pm to 8pm at Cradle to Crayons’ Giving Factory for an exclusive Girls Night Out event. We will be helping bundle clothes, stuff holiday packs, and organize gifts to children and families in need this Christmas.
Cradles to Crayons has a great impact here in the Delaware Valley. Through the Giving Factory, volunteers provide essentials, as donated clothes, shoes, books and school supplies to homeless and low-income children.
They especially need help with all the volume of donations around the holidays, so leave your kids with the hubby and come on out!
Check out Tom Wynn doing some much needed painting at Baptist Children’s Services. Along with Blue Bell Rotary, he spent Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day of Service painting and doing maintenance work. Looks like a lot of charitable fun!