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Enchanted Closet hosts 10th Anniversary Kickoff and Board Installation
The Enchanted Closet will celebrate a decade of serving disadvantaged Atlanta teen girls on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at B's Bistro, 6010 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Open to the public. A $20 minimum donation is requested.
Enchanted Closet donors, volunteers and supporters will gather together to celebrate the organization’
Attendees will enjoy a special performance by Atlanta pop/rock recording artist, Eryn Woods. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Eryn Woods has been featured on VH-1 and MTV, and closely works with many renowned designers such as Betsey Johnson, JoyRich, Kill City and more. She is queen of the “Kupcake” brigade, a term she coined to define her fan base. Eryn’s musical and fashion influence on young Kupcakes is spreading around the world.
Additionally, the Enchanted Closet will collect donations of prom attire for future Prom Dress Giveaway events. Items in need include: New or gently used formal dresses that are clean, in good condition and teen appropriate – especially sizes 12 and above; and prom accessories such as jewelry, handbags, wraps and shoes. The organization also welcomes donations of gift certificates for restaurants, florists, transportation, and hair and nail salons.
The 2013 newly-appointed Enchanted Closet Board of Directors and Youth Empowerment Board members will be installed.
“This truly is an exciting time for the Enchanted Closet. With the generous support of community partners, donors, volunteers and board members, The Enchanted Closet has been able to physically, mentally and emotionally outfit disadvantaged teen girls throughout metro Atlanta for ten years,” said Bonita Johnson, Enchanted Closet President and CEO. “We are truly moved and inspired by their devotion to helping us enchant the lives of girls, not just for one night, but for a lifetime.”
The Enchanted Closet began in 2003 as a community service project to collect prom dresses for disadvantaged girls residing in metro Atlanta. To date, the Enchanted Closet has outfitted over 4000 girls for special occasions. In 2008, the Enchanted Closet launched its GIRL$ Service-Learning Program, which are 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. Additionally in 2010, the organization opened the Enchanted Closet Boutique, which sells discounted designer formalwear to the general public. Sales proceeds from the boutique directly fund the Enchanted Closet’s programming.
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.