North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Meredith Twigg donated books to local elementary school and church.

Meredith Twigg┬áMeredith Twigg, National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen donated the books from the pageant to the principal of Bessemer Elementary School in Greensboro. ┬áBessemer Elementary School and First Baptist Church Greensboro hosted a “Steps to Success” Kindergarten camp for children. The camp aims to equip these new kindergarteners, some of which do not speak any English, with the necessary skills and confidence needed to start school. Meredith is volunteering this week as a “Buddy” for the children and travels through a mock school day each day. Breakfast and lunch is provided by the church. Meredith donated all the books to the school to be used as take home books for these children to have. Some of these children live in the Children’s Home and others do not have books at home. Students will get take home “homework” bags with these books in them.

Ella Osborne, 2014 Miss Oregon Princess, donated books to two amazing local organizations!

Ella Osborne, 2014 National American Miss Oregon Princess Queen, donated books to two amazing local organizations!

Childrens Book Bank

Friends of the ChildrenElla Osborne, 2014 Miss Oregon Princess, donated books to two amazing local organizations! Ella toured The Children’s Book Bank and loved learning about the center and how they helped out the community. Ella also went to the Friends of Children center. She enjoyed touring the facility and learning about all of the amazing things they do in the community. She really like the mentoring program. She was able to donate her time and some resources to both of these amazing organizations.

2013 Miss South Carolina Princess Jia Patel donates time to help the troops and their families.

2013 National American Miss South Carolina Princess Queen Jia Patel donates time to help the troops and their families.

SC Princess

SC Princess2When the holidays were approaching Jia Patel 2013 South Carolina Princess Queen took to heart the mission of the American Red Cross’ Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign . This past holiday season Jia helped to host a holiday party to make cards to show gratitude towards our troops, veterans and military families. This was Jia’s second year helping to host this wonderful family event. During the holidays many of us make plans to spend times with our families and loved ones however many of our service members are unable to do this because they are overseas. The Holiday Mail for Heroes Party was a heart-warming event that got everyone into the holiday spirit! Jia enjoyed donating colored paper, stickers, markers and pens and had had even more fun making cards with her friends! A night of making cards of thanks and support to those who have made sacrifices and who have served our country was a great kick-off to the holiday season!

Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Alexandria Murphy at the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens.

National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Alexandria Murphy at the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens.

AHA plant garden

Alexandria Murphy

Alexandria Murphy.jpg2Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Alexandria Murphy at the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens. At the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens, she assisted children in planting flowers,watering plants and seeds in the garden, she shared her crown with a little girl and participated in the 5k walk. She had a great day!

Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Alexandria Murphy volunteers her time at the Ronald McDonald House.

National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Alexandria Murphy volunteers her time at the Ronald McDonald House.

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Ronald McDonald House cookingMiss North Carolina Jr. Teen Alexandria Murphy volunteers her time at the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte, NC. She helped cooked meals at the house. She loved being able to help the kids and families of the kids who are in the hospital. Alexandria and Shivali Patel, Miss North Carolina Teen Queen, also went to the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, NC. and delivered books and school supplies.

Niyah Smith, Miss North Carolina Princess, donated books at the Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center.

Niyah Smith, National American Miss North Carolina Princess Queen, donated books at the Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center.

Niyah Donating books

Niyah reading to the children

Niyah with Director KatherineNiyah Smith, 2013 Miss North Carolina Princess has been handing out the donations given to her at the National American Miss North Carolina pageant. She donated some of the books she received to the Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center. The Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center is dedicated to helping children who have been through revolving short-term foster placements, who were born addicted to drugs, and who’ve suffered abuse and neglect. Niyah also read to a group of children, ages 4-5, at the Center. When she was done she got to tell the kids all about the National American Miss pageant that she won. She was very excited and enjoyed her day very much!

Shivali Patel, 2011 North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen, has been working with her project, Shivali’s 1K For 1Kid.

Much efforts and most of Shivali’s time has been donated recently to a wonderful & beautiful project called “Shivali’s 1K For 1Kid.” This project is for a kids home that extends support to neglected, abused, orphaned and such children at the “Methodist Home For Children (MHC)” all over the great state of NC.

Much efforts and most of Shivali’s time has been donated recently to a wonderful & beautiful project called “Shivali’s 1K For 1Kid.” This project is for a kids home that extends support to neglected, abused, orphaned and such children at the “Methodist Home For Children (MHC)” all over the great state of NC. “Shivali’s 1K For 1Kid,” goal was to raise $1000 so MHC can successfully tend to the needs of a single child for a complete year. Never in her dreams had Shivali thought that she would be able to achieve so much in merely four weeks. She has raised over $1,500 by selling ribbons and getting her school, community, and long distance friends & family to help her reach her goal. The money she has gathered will help MHC to clothe and feed children in their group homes, counsel families in crisis, find homes for children with our foster families, and serve children affected by substance abuse. She has also donated approximately five to six boxes of school supplies and 60 books & bears.