I had way too much fun on today’s show with Kathy from Kenzie’s Closet!
We were also joined by Q102’s own Natalie Jones! Nat was a close friend of Kenzie’s in high school and was so excited to come in and share some stories about her! And of course…. play her favorite jams 🙂
So, who was Kenzie?
Kenzie Comisar was like any 17 year old girl. She was carefree, enjoying life, and looking forward to her senior year in high school.
Tragically, she lost her life in a car accident on her way to a friend’s house in 2002, a week before her senior year. She never got to go to her senior prom.
Brynne Coletti, the founder of this organization, was in the final stages of completing her newly formed non-profit when Kenzie passed away. Brynne approached Kenzie’s family and asked if they would be okay with her naming her non-profit “Kenzie’s Closet” in memory of Kenzie. They were thrilled and honored by this gesture and their mission to help young ladies with a current financial need to be able to attend their dream prom night.
Every year they celebrate Kenzie Comisar when they open their doors for “shopping season” at Kenzie’s Closet. As every dress walks out the door they are remembering what life is all about and what Kenzie believed in…
“Every girl should feel like a princess on her prom night.”
Kenzie’s Closet works with local retailers to purchase gowns as cost-effectively as possible.
Monetary contributions are always needed to help meet ongoing operating expenses. If you would like to donate, CLICK HERE <3
If you would like to donate your time and volunteer, they would LOVE to hear from you!
Relationships with area businesses such as Appearance Plus Cleaners have helped with dry cleaning services and as a location to drop off dresses to be donated!
To apply for a prom dress, CLICK HERE
Thank you so much, Kathy, for hosting Give Back Tuesday today!
Also, thank you Natalie for sharing some stories about Kenzie and picking some of her favorite songs 🙂
Waterfalls – TLC
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Maria, Maria – Santana
E.I. – Nelly