10 Young Ladies Won the Rosie True Prom Dress Giveaway | Business
Angie’s hope for her assembled Rosie True Dream Team of “do-gooders” was to give 10 in-need girls who would not otherwise have the opportunity, a chance to experience prom with everything they could possibly need and want. “We picked 10 girls from 10 different high schools across the First Coast to receive the gift of prom from us. When I got the prom dresses this year shipped to the stores, I kept thinking that there were young ladies out there who did not have the means to experience prom the way I did” says Rosie True Boutique Owner, Angie Sparks. Angie assembled a special team of volunteers called The Rosie True Dream Team to go into the community several times throughout the year and help women and girls find a little bliss in an otherwise difficult experience. This time, the Dream Team focused on girls going to prom. “We’re going to make the prom dress giveaway happen every year because offering this to all these young ladies created something so magical for the entire team”, says Angie. For this event, Angie enlisted her boutiques for the dresses and jewelry, Stein Mart for the shoes, Bluemercury of St. Johns Town Center for the makeup, Quiana of Dillard’s Salon for the hair, Elizabeth Nicole of San Marco for photography and Rosalee Flowers for the corsages among a host of other volunteers.
The young ladies and their high schools are listed below. The prom party where the girls get to bring a friend or family member, pick their ensemble and get fitted and altered, made up and ‘all the works”, is Sunday, March 6th at the Rosie True Boutique in San Marco.
“All the stories we received were amazing and inspiring”, says Angie. “The common thread amongst the winners is the story of young women who had tragedy, big obstacles and difficult times in their young lives but still remained loving, caring students, daughters, sisters and friends. We had teachers nominating their students and moms and dads nominating their daughters. These girls have motivated me to do this contest every year. There are some amazing people out there who just needed some to believe in them”, says Sparks.
- A Philip Randolph High School – Chelsie
- Bishop Kenny High School – Kimberly
- Creekside High School – Ashley
- Fernandina High School – Shannon
- First Coast High School – Savannah
- Fletcher High School – Sarah
- Forest High School – twins, Cindy and Kristy
- Robert E. Lee High School - Kiara
- Yulee High School – Tiara