Up early today, wading through emails about our event. The interest has been tremendous and the response has been surreal. I have talked to many amazing people with giving spirits & large hearts. Our daytime event is almost full we are up to 50 vendors and waiting on responses from another 10. I search of late, has been for a belly dance instructor for our evening event. I think that will be fun!! The tickets for our Passport to Pampering Ladies’ Night should be in by tomorrow, I am so excited!!! The trinkets & favours have been ordered, the only things left to do are the not so fun things but that won’t take long.
We are still 3 models short for our fashion show, but that will only take a little persuasion and some minor promises.
I have to tell you about a phone call that I received mid January. This wonderful woman called me back in November, she had some ”prom” dresses that she wanted to donate to Princess Project. We were unable to get together so we made arrangements to speak in January. Well, I forgot to call her, life got away with me & I forgot. So this wonderful woman called me to remind me that I forgot to call. I made arrangements with her to pick up the “prom” dresses that following weekend.
My husband & I took a venture out in a snow storm, to pick up the items. We met this beautiful elderly lady in the foyer of her building. She immediately asked my husband “What size shoe do you wear?” he replied “well, I wear a size 11″. She told him that the men’s boots that she was donating wouldn’t fit him “too bad, they are good boots”. We thanked her & carried the items to the car.
I noticed a Pucci design in the garment bag & I thought…could it be…no…it can’t be. Don’t worry it wasn’t. Once we unloaded the items & did our usual inspections, I came to realize that there was not one item that was suitable as “prom” attire. I giggled to myself & thought, wow, what a giving woman. She heard about us & wanted to help. So for that I thank you Maurine, you are an angel!
Now not to sound ungrateful or to be funny, the garments that were donated are going to a good cause. We are going to make ugly quilts with the material and donate to the Kitchener Waterloo shelters (because the garments were donated to the KW region).
So keep the donations coming, we will distribute, use or reuse/refashion everything that is given to us. Life is good!!