A HUGE thank you to all who attended our December Girls Night Out Networking Social at Headwaters Lounge at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel! The venue and staff were AMAZING to us, treating us to complementary frose, amazing appetizers, sushi, and chair massages! I have to say, this was definately a wonderful way to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and end of the year! Also, a big thank you to our representative of this month’s charity, Runway to Hope, Lauren! If you are looking to learn more about Runway to Hope, be sure to check out our blog post here.
Below you will find an index of the amazing businesses that helped make our December event even more fun; including their information to connect. This is a great opportunity to connect with those vendors that you might have missed networking with at the event. I also encourage you all to like each other's pages to keep the love going; as we all grow together! Oh, and don't forget to keep them in mind for your future shopping and event needs.
Nazemi Photography is based out of Orlando, Florida area and is here to serve you with your photography needs. Moe specializes in weddings, events, product photography, and real estate photography. As one can see from the amazing event photos, Moe is very talented and will capture your special moment beautifully!
Be sure to contact him today for your photography needs!
Pure Romance - Anita Hatcher
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/560686214422839
Anita joined us at Headwaters Lounge as our Pure Romance consultant. She showed us all the fun and exciting things that PR offers. If you are looking to spice things up, or maybe have a fun ladies night party at home, but sure to check out Anita’s website and Facebook page to learn more!
Ruby Ribbon - Susan Jones
Phone: (636) 248-2444
Unfortunately due to a last-second emergency, Susan was unable to join us. But Susan can show you how one cami can change your life! She can prove to you that it is time to ditch the bra. Ruby Ribbon offers camis for every body, every size, every day. To learn more about this amazing product that is making women say GOODBYE to their bra, be sure to visit Susan’s website!
Click here for more photos from our December Girls Night Out at Headwaters Lounge! See you at our next GNO event - to be announced soon!
Our December local charity spotlight is Runway to Hope. Runway to Hope’s Mission is to support families primarily in Central Florida fighting pediatric cancer while seeking a cure. Through relationships with children’s hospitals, Runway to Hope fosters collaborative efforts among corporations, local businesses, and philanthropists to not only raise funds and awareness, but also bring new programs and initiatives to the pediatric cancer community, while providing direct support and aid primarily to Central Florida children and their families impacted by pediatric cancer.
Co-Founded by Mark & Josie NeJame about 10 years ago, Runway to Hope has grown from 30 children walking the runway in their inaugural year in 2010, to over 175 children modeling on the runway!
Family Assistance Program
Runway to Hope provides direct assistance that is desperately needed by children and families affected by pediatric cancer. For these families, the promise of a future cure isn't enough. They need help today. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family suffers. Often one parent has to quit work to care for the child, dramatically reducing the family's income. Medical expenses and other bills mount quickly; the stress can overwhelm parents and children alike.
Runway to Hope partners with other local non-profit organizations to create a network of support for these families. Your contribution may buy a gas card that allows a mother to visit her sick child in the hospital, lunch for a family who can no longer afford meals in the hospital cafeteria, or keep the lights on in the home of a family caring for a child with cancer. The needs are endless and solely funded by philanthropy. With the support from our community, Runway to Hope can continue to provide the necessary assistance for these brave children and their families.
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DONATIONS TOWARDS COMFORT & CARE KIT
Why is the Comfort and Care Kit important?
Weekly Runway to Hope hears stories from families battling pediatric cancer. Most of these stories start with, “We never expected...”, or “Our child was a healthy before diagnosis...”. When Doctors say, “Your Child has Cancer”, these families are then thrusted into a world they have never encountered. Instantly the child is admitted to the hospital for tests, surgeries, medicines, treatments and more giving the family no time to return home to gather personal things. The Comfort and Care Kit includes the necessities to get the family through the 24 hours in the hospital before being able to return home. This allows the parents time during the first 24 hours to not stress about personal supplies, but rather take the time to process the child’s diagnosis and the next steps in the battle.
• Toiletries • Fleece Blankets
• Tissues • Stress Balls
• Wet Wipes • Gas Cards ($20)
• ChapStick • Sleeping Masks
• Games & Playing Cards • Journal
• Peppermints • Water Bottles
• Art Supplies (Colored Pencils, Crayons, Coloring Books Adults and Children)
• Miscellaneous Gift Cards (Target, Publix, Walmart, Subway, Panera, Chick-fil-a, Starbucks)
• Cash Donations are always accepted to purchase these supplies. *we will not be collecting this at our event
How does this make an impact on the families? Each day 43 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. Runway to Hope wants to bring comfort to families affected in Central Florida by providing a small care package to help them during the first 24 hours after their diagnosis.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We will be collecting donations of the items listed above at our December 10th event. You are in no obligation to donate, but if you would like to, please bring the items to the event as we will have a representative present to collect.
If you have any questions about the program or need additional information, please call the Runway to Hope offices at 407-802-1544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your contribution can be tax deductible!
Be sure to register for your FREE ticket to our December 10th Girls Night Out Networking Social & Meetup at Headwater’s Lounge at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel here.
WOW - TWO YEARS - How is that possible? The time has really flown by. So many of you have asked me at each event, “What made you start this?” I usually say “well, I know the woman that began this amazing National Organization in the DC area and I saw all the amazing and fun things she was doing, and I wanted to bring that here to Orlando.” This is the truth. What many of you don’t know, is that I actually wanted to do it about two years sooner, but it just wasn’t the right time for me. Finally, the right time came and I inquired again and next thing you know, I am hosting these fun networking socials, bringing strangers together to try local restaurants, meet local businesses, and enjoy a night out.
We have had events at places like the Sugar Factory, Wine 4 Oysters, bartaco, Barley & Hops, Earls, and many, many more! Amazing raffles, free VIP movie screenings, travels, and the list goes on...
You might have seen my social media post a few weeks ago that I will be leaving after this month. I went back and forth with this decision, thought long and hard, felt I would be letting all of you down, including myself, but I have decided it is time to take a step back as Director of Orlando Housewives, hand the reins over and focus on my career as a full-time teacher (which happened in the midst of all of this). As I have said in my posts, I will continue posting on social media and blogging, however, I will be doing it on my own platform and without the events. I need to focus on me and my family now. I hope that you’ll still follow my journey as I hope to still bring you lots of fun and interesting information. (For now: IG: @orlmillennial Facebook: facebook.com/orlmillennial; website coming soon!)
Thank you so much for two incredible years and I hope that you will celebrate these two amazing years with me at our DECEMBER 10th event at Headwaters Lounge at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. Not only will this be our holiday event, but it will be our anniversary event, and my last event - so let’s do it up!
Let’s take a look at some photos from the last 2 years...
I'm Abby, wifey, mama x4, content creator & podcast junkie. Living in Orlando is a dream come true. I'm stoked to connect with you through the blog, social platforms & monthly girls night out events!