MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 25, 2015) — The Kyle Busch Foundation (KBF) will support several Charlotte, N.C.-area charities this spring through its annual prom dress drive. Championed by Samantha Busch, wife of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, the foundation will collect hundreds of new & gently used formal dresses to then be donated for local girls to wear this prom season.
For 2015, KBF’s prom dress drive will support Girl Talk Foundation’s Prom Project™, Joyful Hearts’ JOYPROM and Iredell (N.C.) County schools to help provide formal dresses for girls who may not be able to purchase a dress on their own. KBF has established several drop-off locations for the public to donate dresses, including: Kyle Busch Motorsports in Mooresville, N.C., Macy’s at Northlake Mall in Charlotte, N.C., and the Toyota Pit Pass display at select NASCAR events. Dresses will be collected through Friday, April 3.
“We are so pleased to be working with Girl Talk Foundation, Joyful Hearts and Iredell County schools to help make the prom a special night for so many local girls,” said Samantha Busch. “The prom is a once-in-a-lifetime experience where every girl deserves to feel beautiful and feel good about herself. We selected these organizations to partner with not only because they are in our community, but because of the amazing work they do to empower young people in such positive ways, by building their self-esteem and teaching them important skill sets that will help them be strong individuals.
“We started collecting dresses a few years ago and each year the amount of generous donations of new and gently used dresses we received from the public increased, which has enabled us to expand our involvement throughout the area this year. We want to make the prom special for as many deserving girls as we can.”
About Kyle Busch Foundation
The Kyle Busch Foundation is committed to empowering children, families and communities to overcome hardship by providing essential tools (financial, material and experiential) to allow them to live their best lives possible.
The Kyle Busch Foundation will concentrate its efforts on assisting organizations in fostering a stable and inspiring environment for children, families and communities to live, learn, challenge and empower themselves as well as ensuring their day-to-day needs are met.
About Girl Talk Foundation, Inc.
Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization focused on building character and positive self-esteem in middle and high school girls.
About Joyful Hearts
A private 501(c)3, Joyful Hearts, LLC is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, empowering and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Joyful Hearts is a vibrant organization growing from JOYPROM – a single annual event, to events throughout the calendar year. Joyful Hearts events engage participants of all ages and backgrounds.
In many areas throughout North Carolina, there is a lack of opportunities to engage people with IDD. Joyful Hearts five year plan is to empower IDD individuals of all ages, throughout the state via social events.