April 30th i had the pleasure of participating in the March Of Dimes – SC drive through parade.
March of Dimes is a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. “We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that.”
During the drive through we were given a scavenger hunt that taught us a bit more about March of Dimes and why is so important for their initiative to be alive.
A premature baby may look tiny and fragile to touch but don’t underestimate the courage, strength, and determination of a baby born too soon.
I stand with all moms and parents who are taking action to help provide better care, awareness and resiliency to child birth 🤰🏾💖
I had a BLAST volunteering for @palmettoplace ’s annual Sweet & Savory chef competition! 🍽🌟 This event is designed to be a virtual silent auction along with having the most talented chefs across the Midlands cook up bomb dishes. Guest were able to vote on their favorite sweet and savory dishes from each chef. 🗳🍡🍗
All funds raised from Sweet & Savory directly support @palmettoplace programs for residents. I was able to network with so many people and gather over 1000 dollars in sponsorships for resident needs at their housing 😱💲✨💫
It was an incredible day in honor of April being #NationalVolunteerMonth – I encourage you to get out in your community and make a difference❤️
I’ve had the honor of being a dedicated volunteer with Transitions Homeless Center for almost 2 years! April 8th I had the privilege of being invited to @transitionssc ‘s silent auction hosted by Catherine Beltran – Volunteer Coordinator✨😇 I’m so happy that being in the @northamericabeautypageant system I’ve been able to network with inspiring people such as Catherine. We collaborate as we work towards being more impactful in our homeless community. 🤲🏾🏡⚒️ To volunteer, to be a spokeswoman & to start leading productive classes at @transitionssc is so fulfilling 🦋💫
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
In 1915 after the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the U.S Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other peoples of African descent.
As we are approaching the end of what society considers ‘Black History Month” – black history should always be celebrated and recognized all 12 months of the year.
It’s important to recognize, appreciate and show gratitude to those who came before us and the sacrifices made.
Below are some links to different articles you can read to further the discussion of black history and what it really means. – I encourage you to do your own research too.
December 10th is #HumansRightDay ✊🏾 As we all know in 2020 we have seen a lot of changes, both on a global scale and in our personal lives. It seems that this year has forced us to confront the many ways our society has fallen short in its ability to take care of everyone, especially the members of its most vulnerable sectors. This human rights day let us acknowledge these struggles and speak up for them where we can.✊🏾
May we continue this advocacy, because we all deserve human rights. Let’s not just talk to people inside our own bubble about equality, let’s reach outside.✊🏾
Happy Thanks-GIVING friends 🎉🌟 In the spirit of giving thanks and keeping gratitude in our hearts during this moment – I took time to gather canned goods for a blessing box I’ve been fortunate enough to donate too a couple of times this year.☑️
I’ve been reflecting on this pass year and how appreciative i am to have family and a place to celebrate the holidays, so I wanted to pay it forward 🌟
I encourage / challenge you to donate, give or volunteer during this time if you’re fortunate enough to. There are so many organizations and people who would be more than thankful for your help❤️💐
I was very fortunate to have have met Dr. Vanessa Guyton and her awesome nonprofit that she’s running to raise awareness and to educate others about domestic violence in South Carolina.
We walked for the victims who are now survivors and those who are still suffering.
Domestic violence is a real issue in South Carolina and it’s only through educating others around us and educating ourselves that we can recognize the signs to help others, utilize resources and make a difference. I choose to #HushNoMore ✊🏾
Ms Cheryl LM’s Toys for Tots benefit pageant was this past Saturday and it had a great turn out despite this pandemic! The girls and ladies competing were amazing!
I was asked to come along a be a judge amongst the other amazing queens i got to meet. Judging can be difficult however, knowing that the winner would carry on the mission for The Marine Corp League/Harnett Toys for Tots in this yearly fundraiser made choosing the winner that much more meaningful.
A big congratulations to our overall ultimate winner. I know she will go on to do amazing things for this fundraiser!
So honored i was able to read for @ReadingWithRoyalty_ this past weekend.
Reading With Royalty is a outlet where different pageant queens can read to children in hospitals virtually!
I was able to read the book, ‘The Class Play’ by Robert Newell. I chose this book because the moral of this story was to show children that they should be grateful for the things they have and are chosen for.
Is the grass really greener on the other side? Sometimes exactly where you are is where you need to be.
Education is so important and I’m happy i can still promote literacy during COVID-19.