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Petals -n- Belles: LIMITLESS

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(L-R) Petals-N-Belles founder Damalli Elliot, singer Shontelle and host Rocsi Diaz

Petals-N-Belles’ LIMITLESS 2012 one-year anniversary event held Wednesday evening at New York City’s Greenhouse raised over $10K to help support its 2012 spring and summer mentorship programs. The evening, attended by over 300 guests, was hosted by actress and TV personality Rocsi Diaz with Event Chair and ESSENCE Magazine Editor-at-Large Emil Wilbekin and Co-Chair Bevy Smith with music by DJ Kiss.

(L-R) Petals-N-Belles partner Isis Adewale and Board member Larry Ossei-Mensah.

Guests included singers Chrisette Michele and Shontelle, ESSENCE Magazine Editor and Chief Constance White and actress and TV personality Amanda Seales. LIMITLESS 2012 Host Committee included Chris Chambers, Jehmu Greene, Adair Curtis, Allyson Brown, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Rafeal Gordon, Tiffany Hawkins, Kai Reevey and more.

(L-R) Petals-N-Belles Event-Chair and ESSENCE Editor-at-Large Emil Wilbekin with Co-Chair Bevy Smith, creator of Dinner With Bevy

The evening’s program, led by Petals-N-Belles mentees, provided an opportunity for guests to hear directly from the young girls it serves about the organization and its continued growth and development. The evening also included a special and surprise presentation of gifts to each young lady in attendance by Host Rocsi Diaz. Since it’s launch in 2011, Petals-N-Belles, in partnership with Partner Schools the iSchool and Chelsea Career and Technical High School (CTE), has welcomed into its doors 24 girls. Founder of Petals-N-Belles, Damali Elliott says, “It has been amazing to see our girls make small changes, just within this first year, that will make a huge impact on their future. We hold ourselves and each Petals-N-Belles mentee accountable to dream and plan BIG. We instill in our girls the idea that their future is as Limitless as their imagination, and through our programming and their own action, it will become boundless!”

Chrisette Michele

Photo Credit: Hannah Salen/essence.com

For additional information on Petals -N- Belles please visit: www.PetalsNBelles.org.

 

 

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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