Adventure Bags, Inc. works with organizations that work with displaced children such as DFCS, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and teen shelters. They provide these organizations with a book bag of important items like: a stuffed animal, toothbrush, toothpaste, under garments, hair brush or comb, socks, coloring books, crayons and a journal for children to write down their thoughts so that when they do have to go to an unfamiliar place the children have some items that are ALL their own. Adventure Bags, Inc. serves counties all over Georgia and it is their intention to help provide children in crisis security and comfort. More information about this organization can be found at www.adventurebags.org.
Miss Georgia Jr. Teen Gabrielle Buchan spoke at “Get Georgia Reading Initiative.” Gabrielle was able to attend and speak at Mrs. Sandra Deal’s “Get Georgia Reading Initiative.” Being able to speak with the First Lady of Georgia and many of Georgia’s State Representatives was an incredible honor for Gabrielle. Being able to spread the word on the importance of youth reading and knowledge is so important. Gabrielle was also able to make a donation of books to her county’s library in honor of the First Lady of Georgia, Mrs. Deal, on behalf of National American Miss.
Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Spokesmodel Damacia Howard was a guest speaker for the middle school girls of “Destiny’s Daughters of Promise” Barber Middle School chapter. She encouraged, inspired and invited them to join her in her community project, “Books for Africa”. Damacia met with the girls from Barber Middle School, the Director of Destiny’s Daughters of Promise Lorraine Thomas and Dr. Barbara Swinney Assistant Superintendent Elementary School Leadership & Learning Cobb County Schools.
very disadvantaged backgrounds. She was able to speak to the staff about National American Miss and
the values that it promotes. Along with that, Madisyn donated some of the supplies
that we rounded up at the National American Miss Georgia state pageant. The school was very grateful and assured Madisyn that the supplies would be put to good use. She also had the privilege to join
the team in prayer for the upcoming school year. She really enjoyed hearing how
the staff is planning a year filled with success for their students!
Samantha Sayer, Georgia Pre-Teen, met 5 Seconds of Summer! Samantha had the awesome pleasure of meeting the Australian group before their sold-out show in Atlanta. They group was very polite and Samantha was able to use her speaking skills while talking with the band and one member told her she was “incredibly well-spoken,”definitely the highlight of her meet and greet!
Gabrielle Buchan, Miss Georgia Jr. Teen, participated in “Stuff the Bus.” Gabrielle was able to spend some time with Dawsonville’s Family Connections at the “Stuff The Bus” event donating school supplies for local families. On this certain day, buses were parked at Walmart throughout the great state of Georgia collecting the items. Gabrielle was able to meet and connect with many people in her own county helping donate to this great cause. Glad National American Miss could be a part of it!