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Parenting with a Purpose Mother Daughter Hats and Pearls Tea

Inaugural Hats and Pearls Mother & Daughter Tea held at the Erik Jonsson Central Library

The Inaugural Hats and Pearls Mother & Daughter Tea will be held at the Erik Jonsson Central Library (1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201), on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Join Parenting with a Purpose for a fantastic event to help support young women and mothers.This highly anticipated event will sell out quickly and will provide a memorable opportunity for approximately 200 ladies and girls of all ages to a day of quality tea time, entertainment in a fun environment, while supporting a very worthy organization.

Our Keynote Speaker, Akilah S. Wallace is Donor Relations Manager for Dallas Women’s Foundation, the largest regional women’s fund in the world. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Akilah is an experienced relationship manager with expertise in event planning & promotions, fund development, marketing, media advertising sales and project management. 

Akilah is a honoree of the Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 and recipient of The Dallas Foundation Top 10 Good Works Under 40 Award. She is a charter member of The Golden Circle and Dallas Women's Foundation's XIX Society. Akilah has served as Chapter President and Advisory Board Chair for Urban Financial Services Coalition – Dallas/Fort Worth (UFSC-DFW.) Akilah’s past community engagement includes serving as a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor and board member of Oak Cliff Family YMCA

Be sure to sign-up for the “Hat Contest” upon arrival. We will have three judges and prizes go to 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place WINNERS!!!!

Guest can expect a four course meal that includes: Salad course, Scones course, Savory course, and a Dessert course. Moms and daughters look forward to walking a way with a SWAG bag filled with goodies!!!

Parenting with a Purpose was conceptualized in 2012 by Celicia Smith, a former Co-Founder of The Crumb Program (Children’s Resources that Undeniably Moved Boundaries) servicing under privileged youth. After two years of service with The Crumb Program, Celicia decided to follow her passion and established an organization devoted to teen moms. Parenting with a Purpose was birthed in 2014. Within the first 18 months, the organization built a client database, secured donors, and collaborated with other organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2015, the organization more vibrantly emerged when it began to partner with well-known organizations and obtaining benefactor status amongst local philanthropists. The organization is poised for greatness in 2016. We are extending our support to co-op programs and implementing a scholarship program for high school graduates aspiring to continue their education.

For sponsorship opportunites or additional information please contact Celicia Smith,


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