Updated: Dec 13, 2018
Here it is almost two weeks after the first SMILE Project Holiday Party and I am still near tears looking at the pictures from the event!
I felt led to host this event for children who are facing the holiday season without the physical presence of one, or both, of their parents due to death or incarceration. It was an absolute honor that I couldn't have done by myself. Thank you so much to each and every person who supported my vision, both with your time and finances! Sponsors came through in a HUGE WAY with the gifts and financial donations that made this all possible. I can't say thank you enough to the volunteers who helped pull it all together. The smiles on the faces of the kids and parents were absolutely priceless and it is a picture that will forever be etched in my mind.
Equally important, thank you to the parents/guardians of the kids for allowing me and my team to share the holidays with your families. I hope that the experience was a significant moment, one that helped lift your spirits this season. I look forward to seeing you again next year!
Finally, I owe a huge thanks to my business partner, Monica White with Planned to Perfection, Shea Williams with Graphic Creations by Shea, Artanza Denson with Denson Creative Agency, and Charmaine Edwards with Charmaine Edwards Photography.
I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!