This is less of a blog and more of a plea for any gently worn gowns. I have been working with Kayla Rose who works with Plitz Fashion Marketing in Charlotte. She is in charge of Charlotte Fashion Week. And she is also a big charity volunteer and organizer.
I had the privilege of meeting her and members of the BENCH group, a networking group who work together to organize and volunteer their professional expertise in order to raise money for charities around the Charlotte area. One of those charities is the Levine Children's Hospital.
We are currently organizing a "prom" called An Evening of Stars for the patients of Levine Children's Hospital between the ages of 13 and 18. Many of these children have had to miss their own school proms due to treatment for illnesses like cancer. We estimate the attendance to be upwards of 50 girls.
An Evening of Stars will be held on September 23rd at Founder's Hall in the Bank of America Building in Uptown Charlotte. We are also organizing a fashion show to be held early in August to raise money for the prom.
This is where all of you come in. WE NEED YOUR GENTLY WORN PAGEANT GOWNS! Many of the patients of Levine Children's Hospital come from families who do not have health care. They do not have the funds to go out and buy a new dress or gown. Wouldn't it be wonderful if our community of pageant girls would donate enough gowns for each one of these children?
I challenge you to call all of your friends, pageant sisters and directors and donate as many gowns as you can. You can contact me directly at email@example.com. to donate a gown. Or you can find me on my Facebook page Chelsea Rae Gregory or Miss South Carolina International. In any event, let's put those gently worn gowns to good use and make a difference in these children's lives. It will be a night to remember!
Chelsea Rae Gregory
Miss South Carolina International 2011
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