Darnell Taylor and her team at Taylor Made Foundation have been keeping busy as they get ready for prom. It’s not their prom, but the prom of hundreds of teenagers in the Atlanta area. Taylor Made Foundation is helping them prepare with their Once Upon a Prom Boutique Day on Saturday, March 7, 2020. During the event, approved applicants will be able to shop for free for prom dresses, accessories and other items to make their night the best it can be!
Taylor Made Foundation works with school administrators, social workers, and other organizations to identify girls for the program. This is an invitation-only event, and qualified students must be referred by a school guidance counselor, teacher, or religious representative. The purpose of the program is to provide a prom shopping experience for high school girls in the community who cannot afford the cost of prom.
There is a lot that goes into the planning of Once Upon a Prom Boutique Day. Taylor Made Foundation has been working with many businesses across the community that are helping to make the event successful. In addition to getting dresses for prom, many of the girls will have the opportunity for free services. Local salons will be donating free makeup and hair services: Zee Wilds, House of Masters ATL, Salon Max, JR Beauty, Anthropology, Cindy’s Nails, Tropical Nails, and Lavelle Ware. Conyers Flower Shop and Covington Flower Shop are donating corsages. W Rodriguez Photography is donating photography services. Paparazzi is donating jewelry items.
To help make prom extra special for these girls, gift certificates for prom night meals have been donated by: Chili’s Grill & Bar (Conyers and Covington locations), Outback Steakhouse (Conyers), Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant (Conyers), Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (Conyers), and O’Charley’s Restaurant (Conyers). Special mention is made to Longhorn Steakhouse for hosting a Dress Drive prior to the event, and Dunkin Donuts for sponsoring breakfast for the volunteers at the event.
It continues to get better for these prom princesses. Products have been donated for swag bags from: Lancôme, Estee Lauder, Younique, AD Beauty & Hair, Yancy Milan, Sheen Inc., Nairobi Professionals, TGIN, Thrive Causemetics, CURLS, and Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils. There will also be Sheen contributors on site during the event to discuss scholarship opportunities.
TNT Platinum Events will be decorating the event space before it can be filled with the inventory of dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. During the event, Rachelle’s Creative Dishes is donating catering services, and Sweet Creations by B is donating custom cakes, cookies and other desserts. Uline is donating dress racks. Hustletopia is donating custom t-shirts.
With only a few weeks to go, Taylor Made Foundation is in the last planning stages for providing a memorable prom-shopping experience for high school girls in need. They are currently recruiting volunteers to help during the Once Upon a Prom Boutique Day event. In addition, they are accepting monetary donations to assist with a few more items for the event.
For more information, visit http://taylormadefoundation.com/. If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or sponsor, please contact Executive Director, Darnell S. Taylor, at 470.499.4628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Taylor Made Foundation
Founded in 2018, Taylor Made Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. They are committed to improving citizenship, encouraging volunteerism, and promoting personal and professional development of residents in the metro Atlanta area. Through their Once Upon a Prom program, their goal is to promote self-esteem and confidence by providing a free mentoring and prom shopping experience for young women, at a fun boutique day of empowerment event.