Archive for February 2012

Teens For Jeans

It was very obvious to me that teens can make a huge difference after seeing the successful outcome of my collection for Teens For Jeans! 1 in 3 homeless people in the US are under the age of 18 and what do most of these people need? Jeans! DoSomething and Aeropostale partnered with homeless shelters across the country, collecting jeans! So just how successful was my collection and the Teens For Jeans collection in general? Well ¬†a lot of the jeans that I donated came from contestants for the upcoming Miss Teen/Preteen Maryland International pageant (thank you for all your help girls!). When I was ready to drop off all of the jeans, I called to let an employee at Aeropostale know that I was on my way. She was expecting a few pairs and was a little overwhelmed when I showed up with over 60 pairs of jeans!! As for the whole Teens For Jeans campaign, 1 in 5 middle schools and high schools in the country ran a collection this year (including mine!), and after four years, over 1.5 million jeans have been donated to shelters through the campaign! It’s amazing to see so many teens truly make a difference!!

Baltimore Heart Ball

At the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, I volunteered at the Heart Ball and I greeted guests as they arrived at the ball. The Heart Ball is a big event and celebration of the American Heart Association and all the lives saved or improved thanks to AHA!

Crystal Couture – Go Red Casting Call

Over 40 stylish boutiques and designers came together for the Crystal Couture Fashion Show and Trunk Sale in Crystal City, DC. There, I volunteered with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women, passing out information and conducting casting calls. I got to interview people who wanted to share how heart disease has impacted their life. It was so interesting to hear their stories and see their enthusiasm to spread the word and end our number one killer! Some of these people might be lucky enough to represent Go Red For Women on the website, marketing materials, or even an NBC television special as spokeswomen!