As prom season wraps up, and we near the end of May- National Foster Care Month, we are once again amazed at what can happen when a community comes together to help a few girls in foster care realize the prom of their dreams.
For the past two years, Infinity Headbands has collaborated with several people in the community to create a dream prom experience, which we hope is something these girls will never forget.
All of the girls we worked with this year were identified with the help of Eckerd Raising Hope. Once we finalize the participants and learn about their particular prom date, we set up a shopping day. This is always a fun experience and is usually the first time we meet the girls and begin to get to know them. It is incredible how you can see so much personality come through as they try on various dresses. Each girl is unique in her style and her wishes, but one thing is certain...choosing just one dress is difficult when every dress looks so stunning!
Thanks to the helpful and attentive staff at Dillard's, and our generous donors/collaborators from Canvas Fashion Gallery, each girl, ultimately found the perfect dress that helped to make this a "cinderella" experience.
A dream prom would not be complete without a manicure & pedicure, which was graciously provided once again by Pure Natural Nail Lounge the day before each respective prom.
Of course, the finishing touches of makeup and hair are the icing on the cake! Thanks to the time and talent of the artists at Number 9 Salon, Corine Cosmetics, and Lasting Luxe these girls looked and felt like princesses.
Don't they look amazing? We love how Skylar wore the Mckenzie Headband with her half-up-half-down hairstyle.
The beautiful girls pictured here are graduating high school and are headed off to college. From everything we have seen and learned about them, they are both destined for great success! Congratulations and best wishes for all of your dreams to come true.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your "village".
Every contributor happily gave of their time, talent or treasure and enjoys seeing the difference that can be made when people come together. It is our hope that everyone realizes that they can bring joy to kids in foster care, not just around National Foster Care Month, but any day of the year!