Saturday, March 28, 2009

What a great Saturday :)

Hey all, I'm back (yeah, yeah, woo hoo, I know ;) )...

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you about the volunteer work I did today -- I had a blast! I helped out XL 106.7's morning show -- Johnny and Jayde (which I have listened to since it was Doc and Johnny... wayyyy back in the day) -- and their 2nd annual Operation Princess Project. It's an event, started last year, where people donate their good condition prom/special occasion dresses and young ladies are invited (from all over Central Florida) to come, try on dresses and choose one for free... Prom is such an essential part of the full high school experience (though, heaven knows, I primarily disliked my high school experiences) and this type of charity event helps many ladies that, otherwise, wouldn't be able to afford to go.

I got there at 8 am today -- the actual event was from 10 am until 1 pm -- and was pretty surprised to see a line had been forming since around 6:30 am... Amazing! That said, it was pretty crazy -- literally hundreds of teenage girls showed up to try on dresses (some of them *I* seriously wanted) and the vast majority of them left thrilled. It was really great to see the looks on their faces when they got to leave with *the* perfect dress. Completely rewarding :).

I was also really impressed with the entire morning show team -- they were all fantastic.

I also wanted to mention that, if you're in the Orlando area... they had a ton of dresses left over (really, really nice dresses) and next Saturday (April 4th) they will be allowing people to come in and purchase the dresses for a $5 donation to their Baby DJ fund (their Christmas fund that purchases gifts and distributes them to needy children throughout Central Florida). You won't be able to try on the dresses, but getting great condition special occasion dresses for $5 each cannot be beat! I'll be there volunteering next week, so come on by and check them out.

I'll update it with more information, or you can check out their website -- XL 106.7.

Take care all and have a great day :)


1 comment:

LydiaAndPugs said...

Hi there! I came across your blog on Etsy and I also live in Orlando! woohoo. I Have an etsy shop too: Great to see a fellow Floridian in the mix! :) I'm following your blog!