Today I had the opportunity to be a part of the Miracles for Kids Lookstyle clothing drive hosted by Jiffy Lube and Go Country 105 with very special guest, Leann Rimes. I went through my own closet when I heard about the cause, a low-cost clothing resource for families with critically-ill children, and pulled out things that I felt like fit with the cause and might be really necessary but hard to access for these families. The event today was held to inspire others to pitch in and donate like-new clothes for the mothers, fathers, and children that spend every waking moment doing what they can for their kids. It was amazing to see people come together for this and put such a great event together for this cause. I even got my office involved and was touched when they donated four huge bags of clothes for me to bring along!
The event included a pet adoption by Barks of Love, a Go Country 105 booth with giveaways and goodies, and some family friendly activities and giveaways for the kids! NFL player Matt Liner made an appearance as well, which the little boys in the crowd went wild for! I even got involved by dancing with the Miracles for Kids team to a One Direction song on some video game that I can NOT remember the name of right now, but was super fun. And way more of a work-out than I expected.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet the host, Leann Rimes, and even more surprising was the fact that I could get words out. I’ve been a huge fan of her for years, her debut album was the first country album that my grandmother ever purchased for me, and it definitely changed the course of my life. I’ve followed her career from the very beginning, seen her blossom as an artist, and it was touching to see that she’s just as beautiful inside as she is outside. She came out for an amazing cause and was fantastic with the children (and four legged friends!). The entire event was small, but fun, and hopefully it accomplished what it set out to.
For more info on Miracles for Kids, check out their website here. We’ve got some fun pictures below but you can see even more on Facebook! While you’re over there, hit the like button? I’d love your face forever!