Thursday, January 26, 2012

Soroptimist International of Camarillo

Soroptimist International of Camarillo is a member of an International organization that improves the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. This morning I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to the group of women and share about my community service efforts. Each member was well aware of Casa Pacifica (the local shelter that I use to live at) and each had their own understanding of what life is like for children in shelter and foster care; some even had a background in the social services field. It was a true pleasure speaking with these wonderful and accomplished women. I hope I was able to add to their knowledge of life as one of these underpriveleged children and I thank them for their thoughtful donation to Luggage of Love.

Monday, January 23, 2012

$1,000 donation from Esquire Property Management

Thank you Gregory and Tracy Lu Guillen and the rest of Esquire Property Management for donating $1,000 to Luggage of Love.
Your desire to help within the community warms my heart. It is business such as yours who allows my organization to thrive and make a difference in the lives of children who are less fortunate. I had such a great time meeting you all and learning about your business. I look forward to working with all of you in the future and I wish you continuous success! Thank you again for your donation it is greatly appreciated.

Esquire services: Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Somis, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura CA
Esquire Property Management
484 Mobil Ave. Suite #20 | Camarillo, CA 93010
Tracy Lu Guillen, Esq.

Esquire Property Management

Donation from Ventura College Veterans Fund

Today I was unable to accept a donation because I had another commitment. Fortunately, I have advocates such as Marlene Dean who are able to accept luggage on my behalf. Thank you Marlene for being the face of Luggage of Love again and I would like to give a big thanks to the Oxnard College Veterans Fund for their donation as well as the their message. I too believe it only takes ONE!!
Click here to see the video of the donation

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sweet Home Alabama

The moment I won the coveted title of Miss California International 2012, I knew right away that I would be flying to Alabama to visit some of my favorite people- Joey Retherford of Competitive Image and Clay Spann of Clay Spann Photography. It was a real treat to be back in the studio with Clay. His make-up and hair skills were flawless and, as expected, the pictures are to die for. It was no surprise that Joey had a collection of dresses that absolutely took my breath away. These two men are miracle workers who I highly recommend to any girl who is looking to excel in the pageant world and have a great time while doing it. Clay, Joey, and Terri hold a very special place in my heart... no matter what the outcome is for any competition, I will always cherish the memories I made with you 3 in the friendliest place in the world: Dothan, Alabama.