I’ve lost track of what day of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project it is, but am thrilled to have been well enough to spend it performing at the Helping Angels of Peru Innaugural Fundraiser after being sick for nearly a week. A few months ago, one of my Swan Sisters, Angelin Kiplinger, founder of the non- profit asked me to sing. I chose Carrie Underwood’s “Change” and Michael Jackson and Friends’ “We are the World” in the hopes of inspiring guests to give. Then in a gorgeous setting – The 21st Century Theater – I had the honor of contributing my voice along with other talented bilingual singers and dancers, including those from The Cincinnati Baila Academy dressed in authentic Peruvian costumes and an amazing ballroom dancing pair. A raffle followed by a fashion show finished the festivities with flair! The generous Peruvian lunch was as amazing as the entertainment and all proceeds go to the children in Camajarca, Peru, the poorest area in Peru where Angelin is from. I’m honored and humbled to have been a part of Helping the Angels of Peru.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose singer and woman of color, I was mistaken throughout the event for being Spanish speaking – a mistake I quickly corrected by answering in my broken Spanglish! That was funny! And because some of my dearest friends were there — both old and new, the fellowship was sweet. As a woman of faith, hearing Angelin thank God first when she spoke — and the longest applause of the day that followed— touched me deeply. Such a worthy cause!
I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and check out http://www.helpingangelsofperu.org to learn how you can support with your time, treasure and/or talents – after the Helping Angels of Peru Innaugural Fundraiser. Thank you! 🙏🏽
Be Savvy & Chic,
Pink Collar Coach