November 22, 2012
I've been involved with this organization for several years and it has consistently served the metropolitan Atlanta community in the most positive of ways. It caters to low and middle income families that may not have the funds to provide formal attire for their girls. They may be stuck making tough choices as to what bills they will not pay in order to pay for their girls to go prom. Enchanted Closet eliminates the stress that these families may have at prom time. The organization has saved Atlanta families over $600,000 dollars since 2003 by providing nearly 4000 dresses to girls. In addition, to providing formal attire, the organization has a GIRL$ Service-Learning Program that provides girls, ages 12-19 years old, the tools for enhance self awareness, self esteem, and self sufficiency. In a time when girls are exposed to so many negative influences in society, it is so important that they be exposed to people who will help elevate their self esteem and self worth to decrease the likelihood that they will fall prey to societal influences that lead to teen pregnancy, school dropout, drug usage, etc. The Enchanted Closet has provided a supportive, nurturing, educational environment where girls are empowered, exposed to greater possibilities, and experience life changing moments that has led them to believe in themselves, start peer led programs at their schools, community organizations, graduate from high school, go to college (many the first in their families) and start businesses. This is powerful life changing organization!
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MY ROLE:Board Member