August 14, 2019

CELEBRATE 18! RECAP

Celebrate 18! Update

Check out the best moments from our first Celebrate 18! .
Thank you all so much for your support.
Celebrate 18! provided an opportunity for young ladies aging out of foster care to be pampered with new clothes, shoes, jewelry, a haircut, and make up if they wanted. The event ended with a catered dinner, the Happy Birth-day song – complete with candled cupcakes, gifts, gifts, and more gifts, and a rose. It was an event unlike any other!
Happy 18th Birthday from Eileen and Callie’s Place!

“I feel like I was actually loved and supported by others.”

Happy 18th Birthday from Eileen and Callie’s Place!

Five successful foster alumni shared

Messages to my 18-year old self.”

You’re not alone.
We all deal with anxiety, you just know yours and it seems
overwhelming.
Allow yourself the time to heal.
Find that thing in you that keeps you going.
Before I could say “I love you” I simply said “I care about you“.
You are not your circumstances. You are not defined by your past.
Don’t be afraid!
Happy 18th Birthday from Eileen and Callie’s Place
Happy 18th Birthday from Eileen and Callie’s Place!
Happy 18th Birthday from Eileen and Callie’s Place!

Sponsors, Contributors, Partners and Donors

from throughout King County were in complete agreement that this
population needed to know they were not forgotten but cared about and
loved. From 22″ rolling duffel bags (of various styles & colors) to hand- made fragranced soaps to makeup by Mary Kay specialists and hairstyles by The Beyond Project every girl received individual attention.
The Ruby Room brought racks of “party dresses” and the volunteers made sure the girls were treated like royalty throughout the room. The full ess-ence of the event was captured by Olivia Sullivan, reporter for the Federal Way Mirror:
http://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/countywide-birthday-party-sparks-hope-for-girls-aging-out-of-foster-care/
Photos courtesy of Jason Hodge for TJH MEDIA LLC
and Olivia Sullivan Federal Way Mirror.

https://eileenandcalliesplace.org/donate-now/