Lamplighter alumnae Coco Freling, Katie Kerrigan, Chandler Tucker and Lauren Chilton donated 170 dresses to students at Warren Easter Charter School in New Orleans earlier this month. This is the second year Lamplighter grads have partnered with the school, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
“The most rewarding feeling was the look on the girls’ faces after they slipped the dresses on for the first time,” alumna Chandler Tucker said. “They lit up, and ran over and hugged us with much gratitude. This experience has taught me to not take things for granted, and I’m blessed I was a part of it.”
Everyone got something out of the donation process. “Many girls told us they would never have been able to afford these dresses and that broke my heart,” recalled Lamplighter alumna Katie Kerrigan. “Helping these girls find dresses that made them look beautiful was truly rewarding.”
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