We love the creativity of our volunteers and are always amazed with the unique ideas they come up with to help our organization! Jesse Herndon, a 16-year-old junior at Weaver Academy, contacted us in December with an idea to raise money for our Clothing Pantry.
Jesse decided to create a fashion show fundraiser that was held on May 3rd at The Blind Tiger, featuring clothing from Plato’s Closet and Patina Bridal and Formals. This ambitious project involved spending hours every day after school trying to locate a venue, obtain clothing from local stores, arranging live music, procuring snacks and water, finding models for the show, and seeking donations for a silent fundraiser. Since Jesse does not have her license, she had to depend on getting rides from friends to meet with businesses and pick up donations. During the midst of all this planning, she also spent time every night voting for us during the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grant challenge.
Written on 5/8/2015 by BPB Clothing Pantry Chair, Kellie Gallerani.