Beauty Marks for Girls is a 501(c)(3) organization created to empower the lives of girls whose mothers are incarcerated. Our vision is to create a community of social justice, where every girl affected by parental incarceration has the opportunity to achieve her fullest potential and help end the cycle of intergenerational incarceration.
According to research, 5 million children have experienced the painful effects of parental incarcerated.
At Beauty Marks for Girls we work hard to ensure that every participant has what they need to succeed. Our organizational structure is centered around mentorship. Every girl in our program is partnered with a pre-screen mentor who encourages, guides, and provides comfort for a girl dealing with the effects of a mother being in prison.
Why are we raising money this month?
1. We are raising money to award our first college scholarship for a first year college student.
2. We are raising money to assist with our summer enrichment program. A program which was created to keep our youth active in positive activities, while keeping them safe thoughout the summer.
3. Covid-19 Relief. Mailing care packages out to our mentees, covering the communication cost for mothers to stay in contact with their daughters, food assistance for guardians, and anything else that is needed.
What we have accomplished
*In 2019, our organization completed over 500 hours of community service.
*We fully furnished the girls in our organization with over $3,000 worth of social support events in 2019- some activities included traveling outside of the state of SC, skating, bowling, ice skating, dinner socials, Pajama Parties, Movie nights, etc.
* We were able to provide multiple hygiene and feminine products for each girl throughout the entire year.
* Provided over $1,500 worth of back-to-school items for participants.
* We hosted a very successful Gala Dinner for the community to learn about our cause and served over 100 guests that evening.
* We have furnished gas cards to help guardians with the expense of taking our participants’ to visit their mothers in prison.