Happy Holidays girls! Of course this time of year I’ve been up to my freshly waxed eyebrows getting everyone ready for holiday festivities. You know…The right little black cocktail dress? False lashes? The perfect “IT “shoe? Faux fur accessories? Smoky eye or super frosted deliciousness? I was feeling a little fashionista overwhelmed when by chance I met a fabulous woman who reminded me of the true reason for the season. Giving. Girls meet Sonja Perkins-Founder and Chairman of the super supportive girl nonprofit Project Glimmer. Now I’ve always known the magical powers the gift of beauty and jewelry bestow helping self-esteem and confidence. What’s on the inside of a girl is definitely the most important and Sonja believes that every girl is defined by here choices. When a girl feels valued on the outside, she feels worthy on the inside, and this makes all the difference in choosing her future.
And when a girl changes her future, she changes the world. The seasoned and successful venture capitalist Sonja launched Project Glimmer in 2010 and gave away 800 gifts to teenage girls in need at Christmas, all through the San Francisco Firefighters toy program. Up to that point, there had been little if any gifts for teenage girls. Sonja has transformed this and is hoping to deliver 25,000 gifts this season to more than 30 organizations serving thousands of Bay area women and teenagers. The organization’s rule in giving is simply “Nothing can disappoint!” Sonja said joyously “We only give things that delight! We want the recipient to know that she’s not alone in the world, even if the people around her are not treating her well.” LOVE Sonja! In this season of giving, if you’d like to help Sonja and her incredible team, discover how you can help at Projectglimmer.org. Okay girls, back to red carpet dressing for me! Hope Santa brings you all the joy and happiness you deserve!