The Enchanted Closet hosted the Bear Brigade event to collect teddy bears for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, which provides teddy bears to children ages 3-18 who have experienced sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or who have witnessed violent crime in Fulton or DeKalb County, but may reside elsewhere in metro Atlanta.
The Enchanted Closet’s GIRL$ Program consists of monthly life-readiness workshops designed to increase the self-esteem, self-awareness and self-sufficiency of girls. More than 400 girls have participated in the GIRL$ Program. Most recently, the GIRL$ Program was expanded to include STEM curriculum designed to expose the girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
“The Enchanted Closet is extremely grateful to the Miss Georgia Plus America Pageant for their generous donation,” said Bonita Johnson, President and CEO of the Enchanted Closet. “These funds will allow the organization to provide a variety of community services from outfitting plus size girls for prom to funding multiple girls participating in the GIRL$ Program. We are thrilled to have their support.”
The Miss Georgia Plus America Pageant is managed by C-HEARTS L.L.C., a full-service pageant consulting entity, committed to excellence in pageantry. Founded on the motto: “Goals are dreams with a deadline,” C-HEARTS L.L.C., is an organization vested in health competition. The organization is managed by former National competitor with many years of experience in fashion modeling, fitness/nutrition, stage presence, interview, talent, wardrobe styling, and hair/makeup.
“It is the goal of C-HEARTS, L.L.C and The Miss Georgia Plus America Pageant to develop women who will maintain their individuality, confidence and overall achievement,”
Donate to the Enchanted Closet or to learn more about the GIRL$ Program, visit enchantedcloset.org.
About The Enchanted Closet:
The Enchanted Closet is a volunteer-run, private non-profit service organization whose mission is to physically, mentally, and emotionally outfit Metro Atlanta high school girls from low-income families through programs that prepare them for social and professional milestones. Established in 2003 to distribute prom dresses to girls in metropolitan Atlanta, the Enchanted Closet also offers a GIRL$™ Service-Learning Program throughout the year to increase the self awareness, self esteem, and self sufficiency of girls. For more information, visit the Enchanted Closet Web site at enchantedcloset.org.