Belle’s of the Ball: Mia’s Closet Houston and Macy’s Helps Girls Get Prom Ready

Prom season has officially arrived. It’s the time of year where high school girls everywhere obsess over every prom detail from the makeup they want to wear, who will be their date, and most importantly; THE DRESS. Even though the dress is technically the most important decision some of these young girls have made in their young lives thus far, the dream dress really is just a wish for several girls due to income restrictions and lack of resources for many families struggling economically. This past weekend, Mia’s Closet Houston has once again teamed up with Macy’s to help make several girls prom dreams come true by providing prom dresses, makeup, and styling services all free of charge. I know from experience how important prom is for many teenagers out there (I had a horrible prom even though I was Prom Queen but thankful I got to have a re-do because of my awesome friends!) and this event helped so many girls make their prom dreams come true!

Girls were first welcomed with sweet eats and treats as they prepared to be pampered. Macy’s Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Specialists consulted with each girl about their makeup looks and then worked their magic to prepare them to be the belle’s of the ball! After makeup, the girls were given hair consultations and stylists showed the girls how to re-create certain styles for easy breezy hair that will still look good after dancing the night away. Lastly, each girl was able to choose the prom dress of their dreams with donations from generous volunteers and Decidete Mujer which is an organization that helps educate and develop leadership values and mentorship in Latino women. All of the girls were so excited to see their new looks and walk away with new dresses. I was so excited and honored to be involved in this year’s prom event and I am eagerly anticipating next year! See pics from the event below!

Time to Give Back: March of Dimes March for Babies

March of Dimes Logo

Every year, the March of Dimes holds their annual March for Babies in cities across the country to help improve the health of mothers and babies. March of Dimes was originally founded to help combat the polio disease by President Franklin D. Roosevelt but has since taken on the role of caring for the overall health of mothers and babies to prevent infant mortality and premature birth. Every year, my good friend Brittany Scott (@iCanOnlyBeB) builds a team to march and help fundraise for this wonderful charity. Over 1 million people all over the world participate in these walks every year helping to raise more than $1.8 billion since 1970. Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room on earth”. Please help Brittany and her team raise TONS of money for the March of Dimes so that they can help be of service to mothers and babies all around the globe. This year’s Houston March takes place on April 27, 2014 at the University of Houston and we will be marching in memory of Brittany’s cousin Koreian “Koko” Dupas. If you would like to march with myself and Brittany’s team We Do It For The Kids, you can sign up and make a donation below!

Join and Donate to Team WE DO IT FOR THE KIDS!

http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t2039200

If you do not live in the Houston area but would like to walk in the March for Babies, visit the link below and find a march in your city!

http://www.marchforbabies.org/wd_regp01.asp

Please visit the March of Dimes website for more information:

MarchforBabies.org

Follow March of Dimes and March of Dimes Houston on Twitter!

@MarchforBabies

@MarchofDimesHou