It is our wish to extend a warm thank you to all who attended POYED by Velvette and Pretty with a Purpose 1st Annual PINK Pamper Expo & Fundraiser. Hundreds of people gathered at the beautiful New York City loft, Grind on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in support of an extravagant Pre-Mother's Day event.
The ladies of BKS1 Radio Only Women Wear High Heels’ show captured pink carpet arrivals while interviewing guests. They highlighted an electrifying day complete with pampering, shopping, networking and educational platforms. Young divas were treated to arts and crafts along with manicures and pedicures while our adult attendees participated in fitness, healthcare, fashion and beauty advice, along with an array of additional “Hot Topic” workshops from top experts.
Joining in on the festivities was celebrity host MONIFAH, from TV ONE’s top rated show R&B Divas, who delivered a warm and inspiring speech. Celebrity DJ Teal, asseen on the Bravo and Oxygen network created a cheery atmosphere full of energy as she played tunes all day. Guests enjoyed a full day of pampering mother’s got the golden treatment from La Belle Boutique and the little divas received manicures with light make-overs from Little Miss Pretty House of Glam. Guests also enjoyed a day of shopping with a purpose. The event was in support of the People’s Resource andDevelopment Association (PRaDA), an organization dedicating to social reform while serving and uplifting low income NYC residents as they strive to break the cycles of poverty. Co-creators of the 1st Annual PINK Pamper Expo & Fundraiser Velvette Mattison-Batson and Nerissa Malloy presented PRaDA with a check in the amount of one thousand dollars, a percentage from the proceeds collected from the event.
Sincere thanks to the countless experts, brands who came out to show their support including, Michelle Cheney-Donaldson, Former Commissioner, New York Division of Human Rights; Uneeka Jay, Motivational Speaker; Angela Scarfia, Beauty Expert; Dr. Liat Applewhite, Health Specialist; and Lucinda Cross, Author and Motivational Speaker.
ABOUT POYED BY VELVETTE
POYED “Pinking of You Events & Design” By Velvette, is an Event Planning & Catering Business with a clear mission to provide exemplary and comprehensive event planning, management, design, staffing and catering services. Founded by Velvette Mattison-Batson with over 10 years of experience, an exceptional keen eye for details, POYED by Velvette are successful in fulfilling the desires of their clients by listening intensively to what they want and focusing on exceeding their expectations NOT their budget. Contact Velevette Mattison-Batson, CEO, POYED by Velvette, Pinking of YOU Events & Design LLC at 347-903-9190 or poyedbyvelvette@
ABOUT PRETTY WITH A PURPOSE
Pretty with a Purpose, was co-founded in 2013 by Nerissa Malloy. Their focused campaign and progressive non-profit organization is geared towards young girls and women of all ages including young mothers in need of social development including etiquette classes, mentoring/coaching, scholarships, conferences, community activities and a myriad of other services. Their mission is to help improve the lives of, inspire and empower women and young girls. They will accomplish this by pouring knowledge, time, and skills back into local communities, and encouraging participants to be fearless, eliminate self-doubt and to walk in their purpose. The vision is to let young girls and women everywhere know they are pretty both inside and out and living a purposeful life. Contact Nerissa Malloy, CEO Pretty with a Purpose at 917. 753.3573 or Nerissamalloy@