Thursday, October 29, 2020

Girl Scouts Making A Difference While Walking the Runway

Fashion With Compassion Clothing Drive to Benefit San Diego Rescue Mission hosted by Coronado Jr Girl Scout Troop 6136

- Advertisement -

What do “the red carpet,” a reigning local beauty queen, a former New York runway model, the former president of the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, and over 50 Girl Scouts and Brownies have in common? The desire to give back to the community and to Girl Scouts San Diego.

On Friday evening, Coronado Junior Troop 6136 hosted Fashion With Compassion, a clothing drive with a twist. Each scout was invited to choose a gently used outfit which they would donate after wearing it briefly one last time on stage in a fashion show. The show was also an opportunity for the scouts to be creative with accessories, learn how to walk the stage like a fashion model and have the opportunity to be named a winner in the following categories: formal, casual, sporty, most unique, most colorful, best use of accessories and best in the show. The prize for each category was a gift certificate from MooTime Creamery and the overall winner received an art supplies kit courtesy of designer and artist Katiana Jimenez. All of the girls who participated received a Fashion for Compassion patch for their scout vest or sash.

- Advertisement -

The troop leaders and the scouts put together a great event which included photo opportunities with Miss Malibu Teen and first runner up at Miss California Teen USA 2019, Coronado High School Junior Zoe Hunt, and the CEO of Girl Scouts San Diego, a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm and lifelong leader, Carol Dedrich. Also part of the night were Coronado residents and judges, Nan Long Sandhaus, former NY runway fashion model, and Katiana Jimenez who grew up in Coronado and now runs Katwalk Fashion and Art Studio – a variety of women who have all done tremendous things in their careers and are worthy leaders for these girls. The belief is that when girls interact with amazing role models such as these women, the next generation of G-I-R-Ls (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders) are developed.

In addition to the fashion show, the troop provided information on participation in Girl Scouts, displayed vintage scout uniforms, had a clothing donation station, craft tables and a photo booth complete with props and a Girl Scout backdrop set adding to the fun. The proceeds from the $5 entry fee and any donations made at the Share table provide funds to enable any girl whose desire it is to be a Girl Scout to do so without the concern of affordability. The event raised over $350 for the cause and 31 thirteen-gallon bags of clothing were collected. There is something very beautiful about watching empowered girls doing things to make the world a better place.

- Advertisement -

Great job girls!

 

 

Support Coronado JournalismYour support will enable us to continue publishing informative and inspirational stories about the issues and people of the Coronado community.
Become a Monthly Supporter


Keep it civil. Comments may be removed or closed if they violate Terms of Service.

Avatar
Chris Kelly
Chris is a native San Diegan who has had business ties to Coronado from when the bridge still had a toll. She vowed to herself one day she would make the island her home. Chris has been an entrepreneur for over two decades as a business owner and business/life strategist and coach. Her work has been seen in magazines, blogs, The Seattle Times and The Huffington Post.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com
Advertisement

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Nick Kato for CUSD School Board 2020: Video Interviews

Submitted by Nick KatoHello Coronado! I’ve collected the various video interviews I’ve done with notable and well-respected members of the community. I’ve been so...

Inside the Registrar of Voters Office

Submitted by Brad GerbelLast week, I spent the afternoon at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters (“ROV”) office in Kearny Mesa as an...

Figures Don’t Lie

Submitted by J. Fitzgerald KemmettWe would all think the world is coming to an end with the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths dominating...

In support of Nick Kato for Coronado School Board

Submitted by Sherry Hughes RichterI'm writing in support of Nick Kato for Coronado School Board. As a product of Coronado schools and a member of a...

NEW STORIES

Public Invited to ‘Virtual’ Avenue of Heroes Banner Ceremony Nov. 7

The City of Coronado invites the community to attend a very special Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony, which will be held “virtually” on...

Some Coronado Residents Wake to ‘Racism Lives Here’ Yard Signs

This morning, some Coronado residents found unwanted signs on their lawns with the text “Racism Lives Here” followed by "Make America Great Again!" The...

Emerald Keepers’ Halloween Treat – Look for Painted Rocks This Weekend

With Halloween looking a little different this year, Emerald Keepers wanted to share a little treat with the community. Emerald Keepers is a local non-profit...

Chef Charleen Sandoval is up for the Challenge of a Fine Dining Restaurant During a Pandemic

Starting a new job is never easy, but starting a new job during the pandemic, in an industry that has been hit particularly hard,...

City Council Discusses New LPR Parking Protocol, Special Event Permits, Trees & More

This week’s city council meeting started off with two well-deserved ceremonial presentations and an impressive student presentation by the Coronado Middle School Robotics Team....