Operation: Prom Girl
Operation Prom Girl is being put on by new Wildomartian Dawn Carrasco who is seeking to help underprivileged teen age girls who can’t afford a prom dress.
Because most girls would like to attend their high school prom, but some are in a family where money is too tight to afford dresses; big ticket items, only used once.
Though the various local high school proms are all on different days, Operation Prom Girl is scheduled for April 19th, 2014 at the VFW (click for location).
An event where the donated dresses and shoes will be on display. A fun 'girl to girl' pep talk by Dawn and a make up tutorial.
Well, I already mentioned when, (but I'll stick to the format)... it'll be on Saturday April 19th, 2014 at 3:00pm.
My beautiful wife Grace and I had a chance to meet and chat with Dawn Carrasco the other day. She is a vivacious lady, very enthusiastic for the event, but has seen that wanting to give back to the community isn't as easy as she'd hope. There are plenty of obstacles that a new charitable venture has to get over, and so she's doing her best to maneuver through them as the clock ticks down.
Like we were discussing, she understands the concerns people have about donating to new causes —even dresses and shoes. There are just too many people willing to take advantage of other's generosity for their own gain. She's hoping to see this grow into a yearly tradition that the schools, churches and other organizations would like to get behind.
Operation: Prom Girl has it's own facebook page.
Regular email is WillingHeartsLove@yahoo.com add "Prom Girl" to the subject line.
For those that prefer the phone, she's included her number on the flyer: 562-922-1713. (don't be put off from the area code, in the modern world of cell phones, they don't count for much these days.)
If you'd like to donate time, dresses/shoes or help in some other way just contact Dawn and she'll be happy to speak with you.
I'd like to thank my wife for helping me with this blog. Thanks sweetie ☺.