This month I registered our event to be a part of the Disney Give a Day. Get a Disney Day. program. This program is being offered by Disney as a way to inspire people to volunteer in their local communities. Our registration was approved on January 25, 2010. Individuals interested in volunteering can visit http://www.disneyparks.com - You must pre-register and sign up through this site to volunteer and complete your service to receive a ticket after verification of such service. This is a great incentive for our volunteers.
I have posted many volunteer opportunities which you can find on http://www.disneyparks.com by searching for opportunities in the 06460 zip code area.
Another great event that will be running to support our cause is being hosted at Northeast Utilities Community Relations Team in Berlin, CT. They will be collecting dresses, shoes, accessories and personal items for our event throughout the month of February. I can't even being to express my gratitude for their huge support.
New England Home Care's Shelton office is also sponsoring a private dress drive which is being coordinated by my mom, Carmen Rodriguez - (Thanks Mom!). They have already collected their first dress which is an exciting milestone.
On February 6, 2010, I will be hosting our first volunteer meeting. Time and Place TBA, as I am still looking for a convenient location to host our meetings. I am excited to have Julie Tirinzoni of Northeast Utilities come on as our Project Manager and Lori Cannon of Northeast Utilities joining on as a Assistant Fairy Godmother.
My daughter, Jean Segalla, who is a student at Sacred Heart who serves as our webmaster and is also an Assistant Fairy Godmother is reaching out to local bridal boutiques requesting dress donations.
Lastly, but by no means least. Heather LaCasse of the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents (CAFAP - our sponsors) has also be diligently earning her Fairy Godmother Wings by taking on event planning details to ensure our Prom Dress Giveaway Day is a success. Without Heather and the members of CAFAP our event may not have been able to run this year. So I thank them from the bottom of my heart.