JLB’s Belle of the Ball program is an annual clothing and accessory drive to collect formal attire for teenage girls preparing for senior prom and other events. The program culminates with the “Day of Beauty,” a dress/accessory giveaway and 'mini-makeover' day run in conjunction with the Van Dyke Community Center in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. The young women in attendance receive clothing, makeovers and tips from professional beauticians and hairstylists, as well as professional photographs of their new look. The goal of the program is to promote self-confidence and individual beauty and help each young woman in attendance feel like a princess on prom night.
An amazing new logo was designed and donated to us in 2013 courtesy of program sponsor, Ben Bronstein
We received a VERY generous donation of dresses, jewelry and shoes from Beacon's Closet for our 2013 program.
Sam Edelman Shoes
Sam Edelman shoes also sent in a VERY generous donation of new heels for our young ladies to choose from.
New Partners for 2013!
Many great new partners joined us to collect donations in 2013
Pretty in Pink Party
We held our first fundraiser for the Belle of the Ball Program - the Pretty in Pink Prom Party!
Post Party Setup
The ladies relaxing before the crowd
Each Pretty in Pink Party attendee received a tax receipt, Tres Belle Spa coupon and a Tieks by Gavrieli $50 gift card
Each attendee at the Pretty in Pink Party received a sparkly tiara
The Prom Queen
Tres Belle Spa owner, Allison Tray, with aesthetician Osana
Tres Belle Princesses
Aestheticians Carrie and Oksana
Tres Belle Beauties
Our friends from Tres Belle - Owner, Allison Tray and aestheticians Oksana and Carrie
Lindsey from Elegantly Iced Cake Designs donated mini cupcakes for our Pretty in Pink Party
Itty Bitty Cupcakes
The yummiest mini cupcakes from Elegantly Iced Cakes at our Pretty in Pink Party
Our First Guests
Allison from Tres Belle Spa with the first guests at our Pretty in Pink Party
JLB Then and Now
JLB Sustainer Anne with current JLB members
We met some new friends at our Pretty in Pink Party
2012-13 JLB Community VP Daria Hall mixing with community members at our Pretty in Pink Party
Lady in Red
One of the gorgeous dresses donated at our Pretty in Pink Party
Champagne and Cupcakes
A great combo at our first Pretty in Pink Party
Some of the great accessories donated at our Pretty in Pink Party
Hugs all Around
Tres Belle Spa owner, Allison, greeting guests at our Pretty in Pink Party
What a Smile!
2012-13 JLB Communications Chair Tramayne Osbourne flashing her pretty smile
2 Generations of JL Ladies
JLB Sustainer Arlette Ferguson-Mathis and her daughters, Ashley and Gabby
JLB Daughters Gabby and Ashley enjoying our Pretty in Pink Party
A MAN at the Party
Tres Belle Spa owner Allison with the only brave man at our Pretty in Pink Party
Friends Partying for a Cause
Tres Belle Spa owner Allison with friends at our Pretty in Pink Party
What a Crowd
The crowd enjoying their time at our Pretty in Pink Party
Raffle prizes at our Pretty in Pink Party - a $200 Tieks gift card and a Sugar Flower Cake Shop cake decorating class
Fishing for Winners
Tres Belle Spa owner Allison picking our raffle winners
Cake Shop Winner
Tres Belle Spa owner Allison with the Sugar Flower Cake Shop gift card winner
What, I won?!?
A surprised and happy raffle winner
Pretty New Shoes Winner
Tieks gift card winner Tramayne with Tres Belle Spa owner, Allison
The winner of our end of the night cupcake raffle was one happy lady!
The end of a great party...
Tres Belle Spa owner Allison showing off all of the donations we received at our Pretty in Pink Party
Kicking off the 2013 Day of Beauty
Day of Beauty
Our 2013 Day of Beauty was the biggest yet - we served 165 young ladies and their families.
Day of Beauty
Attendees spent the day shopping for a new look, having mini-makeovers and posing for professional photos
The Four winners of our Inaugural Belle of the Ball Scholarship, with JLB President Michelle Wonsley, DBP Sandra Chapman and JLB Member Michelle Gay
Genesis - One of our 4 Scholarship Winners
Kadejah - One of our 4 Scholarship Winners
Teja and her Mom, Celina
Ashley - One of our 4 Scholarship Winners
Nicole (in her mother-approved dress!)
Van Dyke Community Center
Our amazing venue in Brownsville, Brooklyn
Music set the scene
DJ Judson kept us dancing all day long
Calm before the storm...
The dress boutique before doors opened
Going through final details with volunteers before doors opened
The entire crew of volunteers to make this event possible
The Line to get in...
Our line as of 11am
Our wonderful registration volunteers
And then some
The line continued around the block
Shoes and Accessories
Attendees shopping for accessories
A few of our amazing professional makeup volunteers
Help from the YWCA of BK
Tonya from the YWCA of BK volunteered with us
We blew a few fuses... oops!
JLB sustainers enjoying their day at Belle of the Ball
The Junior League of Brooklyn (JLB) is an Organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women , and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.