MOONJUICE Presents INSPIRE 2010 – A Dinner Benefiting the YWCA Charity
Nav Sidhu is a wonderful makeup artist who was in my training class at Blanche Macdonald. We both completed the masters makeup artist diploma in August 2009 and are now working in the wonderful world of makeup. I would speak to Nav on occasion and knew that she was recovering from injury and taking time off work for a little while. It wasnt long before I heard from her again. She was back in action and well on the way to recover. She was contacting me to ask if I would like to help her do makeup for a charity event that her friends had organised.
The charity was the YWCA and the event being organised by the workers of a clothing company named MOONJUICE. Prior to the event I asked Manay Chima, the main organiser of the event, to give me some information so I knew who I was supporting and why.
Manay Chima – “I own a clothing company called MoonJuice. We had a charity fundraiser for the YWCA in 2008 where we had almost 200 guests arrive at the Starlight Casino to raise funds to help fund the amazing programs the Y has to help single moms. We raised over $4000 in one night! We went into business wanting to help less fortunate women. This year due to “life” getting in the way…we put a hold on buying new stock and pushing MoonJuice but we wanted to still start the year by helping the “Y” women. What we are doing with this event is selling tickets for $40 which covers a buffet meal and “makeovers” for 5 abused/single moms who are unable to ahead with their careers due to financial and emotional troubles. This is where your support really means a lot. The YWCA does an amazing job helping the women on the inside while we wanted to make these women feel beautiful on the outside”
I of course jumped at the opportunity to work this wonderful event and before I knew it I was back stage of the Starlight Casino in New Westminster doing makeup on 3 lovely ladies, dancing and having fun with them all at the same time.
The lucky ladies had the opportunity to be pampered all evening receiving new hair cuts, colours and styles, beautiful makeovers, a new wardrobe and a big stage reveal to end the evening. What more could a lady ask for. What a transformation and beautiful end result. A big congratulations to all volunteers involved in this event.