On Sunday, January 22nd – Damácia volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Hot Chocolate 5K/15K Run starting at 6:00am. There were over 20,000 participants.
These are some of the photos of the 2016 South Carolina Queens. We were able to get together and make a variety of different cookies in Greenville, SC for 25 guests at the house Ronald McDonald House. I had a lot of fun organizing this and everyone had such a fun time.
Jia Patel (Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen) spent the past year proudly
fundraising with her family. She helped raise over $20,000 to build a
clean water well in her grandfather’s birth village in India. They also
used these funds to build a drinking water facility for the animals in
this very hot and dry farming village.
Jia was very grateful to have been able to take her South Carolina NAM
title to India this past December 2016 to see her fundraising efforts in
person. Jia plans to continue to promote awareness about the need for
people worldwide to have access to clean safe water.
Damácia collects books for “Books for Africa”.
The first 6 months, she collected over 5,000 books.
During her second book drive she collected over 5,000 books again.
“Service is the rent you pay in order to be here on this earth”
I had a phenomenal day serving my community alongside Hands on Atlanta with their back to school program.
We decorated bags and then filled them with the school supplies donated by the National American Miss Georgia contestants. We filled over 50 bags that will be donated to local elementary schools throughout Atlanta.
I was also honored to donate to the Stuff the Bus for United Way in Fulton county.
On November 12, 2016 Miss Georgia Teen Imani Johnson hosted a benefit dinner theatre to raise money for the Habitudes Leadership Curriculum to go to students in India.
The Habitudes Leadership Curriculum is a series of books written by Dr. Tim Elmore that teach students about setting goals, not giving into peer pressure, and learning from failures.
The dinner was sponsored by RRHS Beta Club, KOTRT, Big Girls Catering, and the Cherokee Theater company who performed a play called “Death by Chocolate.”
2016 North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Campbell Lindquist Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House.
2016 Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Campbell Lindquist participated in the 4th of July Parade in Boone, NC.
2016 Miss Georgia Teen, Imani Johnson, donated school supplies to Yells Organization.
Y.E.L.L.S. stands for Youth Empowerment through learning, leadership and service.
Imani will also be speaking to the students involved with the program in the coming weeks about believing in themselves.