My name is Lilly Smith, the Loving Steps Resource Mothers program coordinator at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The Loving Steps program is a federally funded community-based program to lower infant mortality and improve the health of mothers and babies. And one of the steps is to improve the self esteem of these low-income, struggling mothers and mothers-to-be.
For the past five years in May, the Loving Steps program celebrated motherhood by inviting the families to what we call the, "Moms Matter Gala". Last year we partnered with members of the community to provide each woman attending who desired one with an after five/semi-formal outfit. This project was such a success, it was decided that it would be worth repeating.
I am requesting your help to make this possible by donating your gently used semi-formal/after five dresses. The event is scheduled for May 24, 2011. Please help us put smiles on pretty faces, and show your support. We are requesting the dresses be turned in by May 16, 2011. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact me at 757-683-9173.