We were hoping to be able to host the event at Sacred Heart again this year, but things got a bit complicated and we weren't going to be able to use the University for our event. We were homeless.
That is until in November, I received an email from Heather Lacasse of the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents expressing an interest in supporting our Prom Dress event for 2010. I guess we each have our own Fairy Godmothers.
By December, Heather Lacasse had helped us secure a location for our event and this actually gave me a renewed sense of purpose. Heather had gotten us the most fabulous location, I was flabbergasted; she managed to get us St. Clement's Castle in Portland, CT. St. Clement's Castle is a beautiful location where lavish wedding receptions are held.
Now it's January and we are in full swing. I started contacting the media for hopes that we could start getting some coverage for our event. The first to respond (within minutes I should say) was Michael Maze of KC101's Total Access a very popular CT Morning Radio Show. He arranged to call me on Monday, January 11 around 8 am. I was a bit nervous but very excited. Maze was familiar with my event from previous years and he recorded our conversation and has played in on his morning show and provided a link to our website. The response has been phenomenal.
I hope we can keep the flow going. So far we have two organizations that will run private dress drives to kick start our dress collection. Jeana has started reaching out to bridal boutiques and dress retailers asking for donations. I will be hosting a volunteer meeting to get our volunteers going.
Keep an eye out for more updates!