A Dream Fulfilled for 6 Quinceaneras in Foster Care
In Latin American culture, a girl's 15th birthday is the most important day that marks the transition from her childhood to being a young woman. This coming of age celebration is accompanied by a religious ceremony then a reception with food and dancing! We are so proud to have been invited to provide the chambelanes attire for 6 deserving young girls dream celebrations this spring. The chambelanes each chose a different tux style as well as wore a vest and tie color that matched his quinceanera. Friar Tux Shop Styles worn by the Chambelanes: Black Monterey Tuxedo, Black Lorenzo Tuxedo, Michael Kors Black Desire Tuxedo, White Casablanca Dinner Jacket, Black Kristoff Tuxedo Write-up by: Gabriela Alvarado of EC Hispanic Media "March 28th was an inspiring day for Quinceanera.com and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services who united in helping an important Hispanic tradition come true for six young girls in the foster care system. For a Latina, there are fewer things in life as important as a quinceañera party. While this dream is reasonably attainable for some, supported by family and friends willing to spend money, time, and effort, for these six girls in the foster care system it was not so reasonable considering their circumstances. In fact, celebrating their quinceañeras would not have been possible without the help of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and Quinceanera.com. With that said, the dreams came alive on Saturdays March 28 as these six girls shared memories with friends, their foster families, and a large number of business donors who attended in support of the celebrations. Thanks to all the support the event received, the girls were not short of their dreams and expressed inspiring humility in the face of their past challenges. Further recognition goes to the entertainment and food providers, of which included live entertainment by Jesus Mendoza and Pedro Rivera, a DJ to liven up the party, and a small religious ceremony celebrated by Father Michael Rocha...(continued below) I feel excited and inspired, said one of the chosen six, María Jimenez. Having been born with a hearing impairment, María expresses gratitude and asserts that, the fact that life has been complicated makes this so special. Fernanda Juárez, another radiant quinceañera honoree, was overcome with emotion. Dressed beautifully with her chamberlain at her side, Fernanda had this to say: I never imagined something like this. Its a thrill. I am thankful for the privilege of being able to host my quinceañera with the help of the Foster Care system. It has given me many opportunities. Held at the Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles, the event also included Martha de la Torre, president and co-founder of El Clasificado, the company that owns Quinceanera.com, who considered the girls as family. Taken aback by the inspirational stories of these six young quinceañeras in foster care, Martha felt honored to be a part of the ceremonies of such brave individuals whose serenity to accept the things they cannot change, and the courage to change what they can with a smile and optimism was very honorable." This event was also featured on EC Hispanic Media. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes | Bergman Public Relations | Lunas Dresses by Lucy Luna | Marissas Cak | Carlton Hair Salon | Hermosa Makeup | Elegance Décor | Luxury Florist | Tacos Mexico | Single Dress | DJ Santa Rosa | D. Razo Entertainment | Perfect Touch Entertainment | Radar Watches | Twisted Silver LLC | Spongelle | Milenas Boutique | Gerard Cosmetics | Whitening Lightening | Hillel | California Shoppe 815 | La Curcio Skincare & Collection | Arbonne International | Telic Footwear | My Saint My Hero | Single Dress | Childrens Trust Fund | Cal State LA School of Social Work | Hint Water | Vesper Communications | Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services | Los Angeles Clippers | Quinceanera.com | El Clasificado | JCPenney as participating gift bag donor.