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The Black Doll Affair Launches Two Pretty...Philanthropic® Programs
Campaign of professional volunteers for philanthropic events and free models for major advertising campaigns, aims to change the way black women are perceived and, more importantly, perceive themselves
Announcing yet another solution to a social problem, The Black Doll Affair is a philanthropic organization that provides a solution to the historic doll tests that revealed black children prefer white dolls because they view black dolls as ugly and bad. The solution is to donate toy black dolls to little black girls to remind them of their external beauty, have teen self-esteem summits, engage black women in Conversations of Legacy, and lastly, act as living dolls in their communities. Thereby changing the way black women perceive themselves and are perceived in the media and reminding all involved, or on the sidelines watching, that true beauty comes from giving back. These are the Affairs of the members of The Black Doll Affair -- the Black Dolls! Professional philanthropists, The Black Dolls are every day role models and fashion models. They’re also recipients of President Obama's Presidential Service Award. With thousands of volunteer hours logged annually, the Black Dolls can take the worry out of hiring models and staffing events of any magnitude.
Pretty…Philanthropic Models: On a mission to diversify the face of advertising campaigns and show a variety of hues relatable to an ever-increasing browning America, the BDA Pretty…Philanthropic Models Campaign, was created to reiterate that black is beautiful! To position black women in a positive light and counteract negative images of black women, Black Dolls assigned to this campaign are working professional models that, in the name of The Black Doll Affair, have signed up to donate their b'huetiful likeness to local and national high profile advertising campaigns. In a Vogue interview, referring to how she and other super models were changing the monetary game in modeling, Linda Evangelista said, "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." "The professional models of the Black Doll Affair are on the opposite side of that quote, they will work for free!” said Dana Hill, BDA Founder and campaign visionary. “Why would the Black Dolls work for free? Because, we're pretty...philanthropic!”
Pretty…Philanthropic Volunteers: Intensifying their focus on community & legacy building, Hill decided to amplify the Black Dolls volunteerism in 2013. "So many organizations desperately need helping hands. Unfortunately, there are too few to go around and when professional helping hands are needed, many organizations simply can't afford to bring on the professionals. For philanthropic organizations volunteer ready, our living Dolls give the gift of professionalism and peace of mind,” said Hill.
The Black Doll Affair's volunteer resume is long and the social impact on their communities is intense. Some of the organizations they are proud to have aligned with include tween summits with YWCA, The Girls Scouts and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, game day readiness with the Super Bowl, toy deliveries with professional sports players, doll deliveries with Mattel, beautifying parks with Hands on Atlanta, building homes with Habitat for Humanity & Clark Howard, hosting red carpet affairs for 100 Black Men of Atlanta and the Women’s International Film Festival with Vivica A. Fox, and giving back to the local community with Macy’s at their Christmas Toy Drive.
The Black Doll Affair® is the answer to all your volunteer needs.
The benefits of Pretty…Philanthropic programming:
BDA will provide professional models & volunteers with Criminal Background Checks on file. BDA will staff your event/model campaign with professionals. BDA will coordinate model & volunteer placement at your event/for your campaign. BDA will manage volunteers for the duration of your event. BDA will work with your event team to implement volunteer uniforms AND provide [as in pay the cost of] the agreed upon uniform. Benefit from the pros that know how to get the job done and have fun! Black Dolls have more fun! To find out if your company qualifies for the Pretty…Philanthropic program, call The Black Doll Affair at 404-590-Doll  or email them at philanthropy@
About The Black Doll Affair
Founded in 2007, The Black Doll Affair was created as a solution to doll tests that revealed that black children prefer white dolls and view black dolls and ugly and bad. The Black Doll Affair members are called Black Dolls. The Black Dolls range in shade and hue. Eighteen years and older, from college students to grandmothers, career women to ladies of leisure, they are role models and fashion models that band together to tackle the black family’s issues with shadeism, self hatred and low self-worth. To express the importance of community service, annually they donate hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to charitable causes that affect all races.
BDA Mission, goal and intention:
BDA’s mission is to empower black girls and remind them of their beauty - internally, externally and intrinsically. The Black Doll’s hue-manitarian®
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