January 16, 2014 is Declared Enchanted Closet Day in the State of Georgia

Atlanta Nonprofit is honored at the Georgia State Capitol by Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler and others for physically, mentally, and emotionally outfitting over 5000 metropolitan Atlanta girls since 2003
Enchanted Closet board members pictured with Georgia State Representatives
Enchanted Closet board members pictured with Georgia State Representatives
ATLANTA - Jan. 17, 2014 - PRLog -- Enchanted Closet's President & CEO Bonita Johnson knew that the organization would be recognized under the Gold Dome on Thursday, January 16, but never imagined that they would receive a resolution declaring the day as Enchanted Closet Day in the State of Georgia. "I am overwhelmed and so grateful to State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler and all of our supporters for helping to make this possible. Without the many people who have supported us over the years, our impact and reach would not have been as great. It really takes the community working together to make a difference. We are happy to serve, said Bonita Johnson, President & CEO."

Prior to the formation of the Enchanted Closet in 2003, prom season was a stressful time for many metropolitan Atlanta girls living in low-income families, foster care, and group homes. Families faced very tough decisions as they contemplated what bills they would not pay to afford their daughters the lifetime experience of going to prom. The Enchanted Closet, Inc. serves as a valuable resource and has saved families close to $1,000,000. By providing over 5000 girls with formal dresses for prom, homecoming, graduation, and other special occasions, families have been able to direct their limited funds to maintaining their households, paying for healthcare, senior and college application fees.

The Enchanted Closet’s GIRL$ Service-Learning Program provides monthly life skills development programs and has enhanced the self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency of more than 500 middle and high school girls at risk for lower educational attainment, abuse, human trafficking, pregnancy, poor health and other adverse conditions. Go to www.enchantedcloset.org to view more information about the Enchanted Closet.

"God placed it in my heart to honor, recognize, salute phenomenal nonprofits, and organizations in Georgia. During the legislative session, which began on January 13, I'm going to invite nonprofits and other organizations to the Capitol and highlight their accomplishments in the community. I'm especially looking for organizations that work with vulnerable populations- youth groups, the elderly, homeless population, cancer patients, domestic violence victims, etc. We won't be able to honor everyone this year but this is something that I intend to do yearly if re-elected to another term, said Representative Dawkins-Haigler."

About State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler
Representative Dawkins-Haigler represents District 91, was first elected to the chamber in June 2008, and serves on the Banks & Banking, Human Relations & Aging, Industry & Labor Committees.

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