The entire month of July my heart has belonged in Concord NC. There have been so many great moments to look back on and I can only thank God for how blessed I am to have met some amazing people this past month that I cherish!
First I have to brag a little bit about how great the organization THE SANDBOX truly is. I had never heard of them before but Facebook suggested one of their fundraising events to me and for the first time ever Facebook was actually right! After pouring over every page of their website, their Facebook page, and doing some praying before the Lord, everything just fell into place so naturally that I had no doubts this was an organization I wanted to wholeheartedly support!
Their Operation Dress and Try On Day held on Saturday, July 13 at the Embassy Suites & Concord Conference Center was so much fun! I can't explain how many moments throughout the day I caught myself busting out loud in laughter. Watching the girls get giddy trying on dresses and even seeing brides find their dream dress at an unbelievable price left me warm and fuzzy inside. It doesn't matter how much of a tomboy a woman may be, when you put her in an elegant gown another side of her comes out and feeling like a princess is something every single woman deserves; this organization gives that to every individual who walks through the door and I love that!
Here are some of my favorite highlights from that day (Images taken from their official Facebook page). Be sure to check out the two upcoming events and find out more how YOU can be a part of THE SANDBOX by visiting their official website at: https://gotsandbox.org/
Below are two upcoming events that you can also be a part of. Take time to support this amazing non-profit that gives so much back to it's community!
Next I had the opportunity to spend the day at Crossroads Church in Concord raising funds for the upcoming mission trip to Nicaragua!!! It was such a blessing meeting other ladies and members of the church, spoiling them with bath and body products from Suds Me Up Buttercup, and most of all talking about Jesus Christ and all the things HE is doing right now around the world. In case you didn't know, JESUS LOVES YOU MORE TODAY THAN HE DID YESTERDAY AND WILL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU!!! That is amazing news and something every single human being needs to know and embrace before He returns!
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Do you remember your junior and senior prom? Boy do I! I decided to only attend my junior prom with my two besties and our dates. We went out to chinese for dinner and then headed to prom where we had a blast tearing up the dance floor until coming home and watching William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes until around 3am in the morning... yep, it was a good night!
While I look back on that night with fondness, there are many who do not have that opportunity... but hope is not lost on that fact! THE SAND BOX, a local non-profit based out of Concord, North Carolina provides numerous children and families the chance to live it up for a night of celebration, dancing, and all around wholesome family fun at their own prom in a luxury hotel and the utmost in dining! Who doesn't love to get dressed up and spoiled right! In addition, their main goal is to provide funds and support to children who are battling cancer and other terminal illnesses (God bless their ventures)!
In anticipation of the big night there are several annual fundraisers held. One of those is the "Operation Dress & Pop-Up Shop" held this year on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10am - 4pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Concord, NC. Suds Me Up Buttercup will be there offering a wide variety of bath and body products to help pamper anyone planning on attending the big event or just looking for items to pamper your skin any day of the week!
Also, the public is invited to this event to shop over 1,000 designer wedding, bridal, prom, pageant, and formal dresses ranging from sizes 0-32 at a discounted price! It is sure to be a day of fun with all the excitement in the air and also numerous raffles and prizes will also be given away throughout the day.
If that weren't enough, while there be sure to sponsor a child so they can attend the "2019 AN EVENING OF BELIEVING PROM" and have an experience of a lifetime! I could go on and on about all the goodness this non-profit provides but the best way to learn about all they do is come out and experience everything they have to offer in-person!
For more information please visit their official website at: https://gotsandbox.org/
EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS BELOW:
Concord Embassy Suites & Conference Center
5400 John Q Hammons Drive, Concord NC 28027
* Take Highway 85
* Take Exit 49 (Concord Mills Mall)
* Turn right/left (away from mall) onto Bruton Smith Blvd
* Turn left onto John Q Hammons Drive
* Destination will be on right
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