Thanks Leonard and "Q" VanSlyke!! Because of your donation I'm getting closer to my goal. I appreciate you helping me along the way!!
Thank you for your donation Arlecia Taylor!! Your support means alot, and I thank you for bringing me closer to my goal!!
3 weeks, im ready-im ready-im ready.!! please support me along the way, thanks.!!
Woohoo.!! The big day is 25 days away, I'm so excited. But your help is still needed, please support me in anyway you can, if not with monetary donation, then with prayer. I appreciate all of your support thus far.!!
I want to send a special thank you to my brother/bestfriend Andre White and family friend Tyra Smith for their generous donations toward my pageant goal. You both are much appreciated!
In my Scary Movie voice "What are you waiting for.?!?!?!?"
Wow!! Feels good to be BLESSED by the BEST. Thank you sooooo much to Amy Lyons for your donation. My Austin native, I will certainly make you proud. Also, my lovely parents Sharliss&Christopher McCollum, your unconditional love and never-ending support gives me so much inspiration. I love u ALL :)
Get up, good afternoon, and be the shine we lack outside! In the meantime, make a difference in someone's life, here's the opportunity :)
Thank you Linell and Michelle for your donation.! I appreciate everybody who helped me along the way and I'll never for get you. Much love & God Bless
The big day is coming soon, and your support is still needed. Help make a difference!
I can't go to sleep without taking a moment to thank my dance sister Allyssa Grayson (my 'Yank Yank') for her support towards my pageant goal. Love you so much you're the best!! **Think Pretty Always**
To those who have promised me their support I greatly appreciate you. To everyone else, your help is much needed as well.!! Please support me on my mission to claim my crown, thank you and God Bless :)
Thank you to all of my supporters thus far.! Being "there" is alot more useful then just being "around". I appreciate your helping hand.!
Thank you Vickie Travis-Woods for your donation.!! Your support means so much, I admire everything you stand for and its because of you I am closer to reaching my goal :)
Please keep me in mind, its much appreciated :)
Thank you to Carol and Jocelyn Basley for contributing to my dream as Miss Black Illinois USA.! I appreciate you so very much and I'll never forget what you've done for me.! God Bless You
ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO SHOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE, THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO CAN, AND THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO CAN'T.!!! PLEASE SUPPORT ME..<3
"YOU" CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE..<3
Hey people, don't forget to support me within your soonest convenience. Help me serve a cause its much appreciated. God Bless!!
Please support me on my mission to become Miss Black Illinois USA 2013. My motive is to reach out to girls in my community and enhance their growth as phenominal women. Thank you in advance.!
Miss Black Austin 2013
Dear Potential Sponsor,
I have been selected to represent the Austin community as
Miss Black Austin Illinois USA 2013 for the Miss Black Illinois USA Pageant.
Chosen from an exceptional group of applicants, I am extremely excited and
honored to be competing with young women from the great state of Illinois.
Amongst the achievements that I hold with my title, I am currently a firm
believer in God; which merely doesn't allow me to compete with others, but it
allows me to happily promote what he has instilled in me. Since my will is
greater than my skills I have had the opportunity to travel over-seas and
explore the heights of famous monuments, corner countless avenues of fashion,
and study strong role-models as an aspiring fashion stylist and mentor. In the
duration of my quest, I've managed to graduate with a Bachelor's of Science,
focused on a concentration of Fashion Merchandising (and a minor in Business
and Communication Studies) at Eastern Illinois University. I plan to use the
scholarship prize from this pageant towards my Graduate School funds, advancing
to complete my Master's in Business Administration.
In the near future I plan
to be the owner of a household named stylist agency that will gracefully speak
the language of fashion, style, and constructive beliefs. Education, family
values, and life values are currently at an all-time substandard in my opinion.
Children in the current education system and the majority roaming the streets,
especially those of the lower west-side of Chicago, are being stiffened by the
lack of opportunities and optimism that is offered.
As a contestant I will have an opportunity to receive a scholarship and represent Illinois in the prestigious 2013 Miss
Black USA Pageant. To enter the state pageant there is a sponsorship fee, and
the remaining proceeds will go towards a non-profit organization called DIVAS
(Developing Intellectual Visions and Self) Inc. The DIVAS organization is dedicated
to empowering and enriching the lives of young women through lectures, discussions,
workshops, group outtings, and life experiences given by their mentors. This
organization is a well-needed mentoring program located in the Chicago's
west-side community that helps guide young ladies into woman-hood. I'd like to
eliminate the "crab in the bucket" effect amongst our young women and
educate beauty and knowledge from a perspective that they may relate to.
Additionally, this is an extraordinary opportunity for you
to receive recognition as a Miss Black Illinois USA Pageant sponsor in the
official pageant program book for your business. The sponsorship fee can be
deducted as a business advertising expense (Businesses only).
Thank you in advance for your support!
Miss Black Austin Illinois USA 2013