Spring is here! It's the season of allergies, warmer weather, and Proms! Ah yes, I remember my Junior and Senior Proms. There was so much excitement in planning the whole evening out. Who would be my date? What color dress would I wear, with which strappy high-heeled sandal? Hair up or down? And which lovely duo would win prom king and queen? Most high-schoolers have been looking forward to this event for years, and it's no different for teens who have been living in a hospital, being treated for terminal illness.
|We decided on a red called "I tripped on the red carpet" haha|
|Impressed by the great nail art going on!|
And then I started thinking about volunteerism. As Miss NY USA I get to participate in many philanthropic projects that help those in my community. And after every time, I leave with a full heart and a renewed sense of faith in people. We should all spend a few hours a week focusing our attention and efforts on others. Because it's in that giving that we truly experience a return.
I encourage you all to visit www.operationprom.org . Your old prom dresses, suits, donations and time are greatly appreciated and can bring so much joy into the lives of those who need it most.
|Loved their dresses!!|
|With my date, John.|
|On Prom Court, making a stank face. Not sure why haha.|