PRESS RELEASE // Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta is partnering with Dirty Beauty Skincare and Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View to give a group of young girls a special, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Before the girls attend An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, the sold-out event at State Farm Arena hosted by Gayle King, they will have a personal makeup session with the owners of Dirty Beauty Skincare and dine at the renowned Sun Dial Restaurant situated on the uppermost floors of downtown’s Westin Peachtree Plaza.
The entire evening is donated by these local businesses who are committed to the Girls Inc. mission – inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
“Almost all of the girls in our programs are girls of color, with the majority being from low income, single-parent homes.” says Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta’s Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany Collie-Bailey. “It is our goal to give those girls access to experiences that showcase women who look like them and have overcome similar obstacles to achieve success.”
Upon notice of receiving the donation of 15 tickets to attend the Former First Lady’s Book Tour, the Girls Inc. staff knew they had an opportunity to create a once-in-a-lifetime event that the girls would carry with them into adulthood.
Knowing that they had limited tickets, they created an essay contest open to girls between 3 rd and 8th grades currently enrolled in their Afterschool Programs. Girls who write the best essays on the topic of being a change agent in their communities will be selected to attend this memorable evening. “Some of my favorite memories as a child were going to the theater with my family,” Collie-Bailey says. “My mom would make an event out of it – get dressed up, have a nice meal – I want the Girls Inc. girls to experience that.”
Thankfully, the Greater Atlanta community has some incredibly generous companies that jumped at the opportunity to partner with Girls Inc. in creating a magical night for the girls.
Dirty Beauty Skincare, a local business that combines science and technology to create natural makeup and skincare, has partnered with Girls Inc. in the past to lead their STEM Beauty Camp for Girls Inc.’s STEM programming.
On the afternoon of May 11th, Dirty Beauty’s founder, Samantha Dickey, and her partners will ensure the girls are pampered and feeling their best by offering personalized makeup sessions to each girl prior to their special evening out.
Since a show is not complete without dinner first, the acclaimed Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, will be hosting the girls and their chaperones on the uppermost floors of The Westin Peachtree Plaza. With unparalleled views and a lauded, farm-to-table menu, the girls will experience a dining event that they would likely never have access to otherwise.
Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through afterschool, in-school and summer programming. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Press Contact: Ashleigh Ross, Development Manager - ARoss@GirlsIncAtl.org, (678) 686-1740
Dirty Beauty Skincare combines science & technology to create natural skincare and makeup that delivers clear smooth amazing looking skin. Dirty Beauty draws inspiration from the founder’s history of family farming and love for engineering, science and technology. In addition to creating plant-based skincare and cosmetics, Dirty Beauty is committed to enriching the lives of youth through its STEM Beauty Camp and Curriculum Press Contact: Samantha Dickey, Founder – Samantha@DirtyBeauty.com
Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View is situated on the uppermost floors of The Westin Peachtree Plaza. A tri-level complex, The Sun Dial , features an upscale restaurant, a cocktail lounge and an observatory level offering unparalleled views and a distinct Atlanta dining experience that makes the most of the city’s proximity to local, farm-to-table ingredients.
Dirty Beauty combines the glam side of cosmetics with the science side to present the reality of tech-based careers in every industry. Students LOVE makeup and making makeup empowers them in more ways than one!