A Beautiful Me’s signature FUNdraiser, an Avant Garde Hair Show, traditionally gathers 500 supporters for a banquet dinner. This year, the committee made a decision to go virtual with an online fundraiser designed to showcase the stories of its supporters.
The “Your Story Matters” Peer-to-Peer fundraiser launches today on Facebook, and over the next two weeks, it will feature video stories from a diverse group of A Beautiful Me’s supporters.
Makhia Tremble, one of the teens participating in emerge360, A Beautiful Me’s free business training program at The Closet in Downtown Port Huron, will share some of her experience in the program. She said, “A Beautiful Me has taught me it’s okay to change, and it’s okay to be different, but it’s GREAT to be you!”
Videos will be released daily, and the event culminates on #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand