Today was Day ONE of The Prom Dress Project 2015. The amazing women of Friends of Aurora Central High School Alumni Association showed up. In grand fashion. With a humble heart, I’m happy to say that we helped prom become a reality for seventeen young women. I didn’t know what to expect, and honestly, I am the type of person that is really outcome oriented. I see black and white, so very little gray… just ask my husband. This is what I know. Seventeen young women had the opportunity to experience what it is to have someone come alongside you and show kindness, to know that we’re all a part of the same tribe.
The women in my cohort, oh my dear gracious, there just isn’t enough that I can say about a group of women that just “get it.” From those who donated their time, to those who donated their talent with a few stitches here and there (you know who you are girlfriend), to those who offered their treasures… It just didn’t get better than today.
I didn’t sleep well last night, nerves I suppose. Wondering if this little event would be successful. We were expecting the local media coverage from our community newspaper, would we have a story to tell? Today is a day we have a story to tell, about young women that deserve our best, an interested adult who is invested in their story, their future. Today we had a story about women who make a difference, and I am grateful they are mine. With a humble heart…thank you, to the young ladies that we served and to the ladies that I had the pleasure of serving with.
By the way… We’re hoping for Day TWO on April 1, 2015. No Foolin. #alwaysatrojan