Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Thoughtful Luggage & Cash Donation from the Oak Park Womens Club

Today I met with Willie, a member of the Oak View Womens Club. She had a load of luggage that her group had collected for donation to Luggage of Love along with a check in the amount of $50 from the women's group. Such a generous contribution! Willie asked me to speak to their club in March and I agreed to do so. I cannot wait to meet all of these ladies that opened up their hearts and their pocketbook for the children in shelter and foster care in our community!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hooray for the new year! It is bitter sweet saying good bye to 2010 as it was a year of memories that will last a lifetime. I was crowned Miss Teen California Intl 2010, Luggage of Love held its 1st Annual Car Show, I graduated in June, represented the Golden State of California at the National pageant in Chicago in July, and placed numerous pallets of luggage to shelters throughout California. This past year has to be one of the most memorable and eventful ones of my life. Luggage of Love grew tremendously and the substantial amount of opportunities I was given was incredible. I feel blessed to have been given a path that has led me to this point and I look forward to what the future holds. Although there are so many uncertainties in the world, there is one thing I know for have not heard the last of Luggage of Love or myself!

Happy Birthday Juliana!

This weekend I traveled to Murrieta with my team of helpers to celebrate Juliana's Birthday Party. We spent the day at her beautiful home with her family and friends. Princess Juliana and her honored guests got their hair and makeup done. We sang rhymes, read books and played games. After a fun-filled day, we ate yummy cupcakes and the young ladies were elated to open their goodie bags that I had brought for each one of them. To my surprise when I got ready to leave I was presented with a trunk-load of luggage for Luggage of Love. And I was honored with a few kisses from the hansome young men as I left too. Thank you Princess Juliana for having me at your special birthday party, you are one amazing young lady!