Finding the Fabulous Inc., a New Jersey non-profit organization that supports girls ages 5-25, is hosting its annual women’s brunch fundraiser on March 23, 2019 at the North Jersey Country Club in Wayne, NJ from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The event will feature a brunch, guest speaker, tricky tray, 50/50 raffle, inner beauty favor bar and fabulous awards. This year’s theme, Rise & Shine, reflects the organization’s 2019 goal to help girls and women rise to their most fulfilling potential and shine even in the darkest moments. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise scholarship funds for underprivileged teens and provide support to women and girls in domestic abuse safe houses, shelters and foster homes through their Inner Beauty in a Bag program.
This year’s featured speaker and Fabulous Woman of the Year honoree is entrepreneur and author Ashley LeMieux. In college Ashley started a blog called The Shine Project that quickly evolved into a tight-knit community of women and a platform to provide scholarships to first-generation college students. During this time, Ashley and her husband also became “instant parents” and permanent guardians to two children, ages 4 and 6. As Ashley describes it, her story is very unique, very different, and very hard. Years later, the LeMieux family faced an unexpected and contested adoption that turned their world upside down. Ashley is no stranger to pain and grief which is why she has made it her goal to help other women rise and shine, even on the days that getting out of bed feels impossible.
Finding the Fabulous offers seven core programs including a summer camp and teen leadership conference. They aim to inspire girls to live bold, confident, purposeful lives; innovate the way girls are educated, supported and mentored; and impact women and girls in underserved communities.
For full information and to purchase your ticket, please go to www.findingthefabulous.org/fundraiser. Tri-State Voice readers are invited to use promo code YOURVOICE to receive 15% off their ticket price. The deadline to purchase your ticket is March 13.