She's My Hero Contest by mellBella

She’s My Hero Contest

To celebrate women, their diversity and empowerment, mellBella Photography presents the She’s My Hero Contest– the Biggest Contest we’ve ever done with 10 Winners!She's My Hero 10 Free Photo Shoots

Yes, you read that right… we’re giving away 10 Feminine Photo Shoots, including hair/makeup and styling! At their mellBella photo shoots, the 10 winners will be styled as their hero or with a photo of their hero. Also, all winners will receive a gift basket filled with fabulous items from our sponsors. 

All ladies 21 years old and up are eligible to enter. To enter, send us an email at info@mellbella.com with:

  • Your name and phone number
  • A recent photo of yourself (we love selfies!)
  • A little something about yourself
  • Who is your female hero and why she inspires you

Your hero can be real or fictional. Entries will be accepted from February 8-16th. Winners will be notified on February 19th. As part of Women’s History Month, the photo shoots will take place at the mellBella Photography studio March 5-9th. (Be sure the check out the Contest Details Section below).

Each winner’s photo from her She’s My Hero session will be in the 2019 She’s My Hero Calendar. And here’s the best part, ALL Sales of the She’s My Hero Calendar will benefit the Center for Women.The Center for Women helps women build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Through their informative educational programs, networking opportunities, and skill building workshops focused on personal and professional development, they offer a wide selection of special opportunities for women to learn, thrive, and succeed. In all that they do, they are committed to creating a network of women who are equipped have economic success and become leaders in their personal, professional, and community lives.

The fun and fundraising doesn’t stop there.This fall (date TBD), mellBella Photography along with our fabulous sponsors will host the She’s My Hero Calendar Launch Party. All winners, friends, family, sponsors are invited as well as the general public. Along with Calendar sales, we will have vendors, silent auction items, etc. to raise even more money for the Center for Women. We are looking for others to partner with us for this event, especially women-owned businesses. Contact us for sponsorship and donation opportunities. 

She's My Hero Sponsors

CONTEST DETAILS: No purchase is required to enter or win the contest. This contest is limited to women who are 21 years old and up. Entries for the She’s My Hero Contest will only be accepted from February 8, 2018 at 11am to February 16, 2018 at 11:59pm.  To enter the contest, you must contact mellBella Photography via email at: info@mellbella.com with a recent photo of yourself, your phone number, a little something about yourself, and which female is your hero/role model and why. Your hero can be real or fictional. All entries must be submitted via email to info@mellbella.com. Entries will NOT be accepted via social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) nor standard mail. All contestants to the She’s My Hero Project agree that their submission will become the property of mellBella Photography to use for promotional and marketing purposes for the She’s My Hero Contest/Project and may be included in the She’s My Hero Calendar or the Launch Party. The She’s My Hero Photo Shoots will take place March 5-9, 2018 at the mellBella Studio. All winners agree to allow mellBella Photography to use the images from their She’s My Hero photo shoot for our samplework, print and online marketing, website, and project sponsors.

 

 

Giving Back this November 2017 with mellBella

Tis the season of giving. And there’s lots of ways you can give back to local charities and support some wonderful causes. Here’s what’s going in November:

Saturday, November 4th

We’re so proud to sponsor The Lowcountry Highrollers from 9am-12pm at Riverfront Park in North Charleston for Brunch Run 5k to benefit Fresh Future Farm. Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s a great family-friendly way to start off the weekend and support our local community, farming, and education. You can walk or run your way through this 5k, or if you can’t make it, your can participate virtually. Register online at: https://www.racemine.com/Lowcountry-Highrollers/events/2017/brunch-run-5k

fresh future farm brunch run

 

After brunch, it’s time for lunch on November 4th. Rock your way over to Park Circle for Rockabillaque. It’s the 5th Annual Event filled with cars, bikes, pinups, music, food and more, and it benefits Valiant Animal Rescue + Relief and The Movember Foundation. There’s so many ways to support animals and men’s health. We’re excited to sponsor the 2017 Pinup Contest for Miss Rockabillaque. You can find out more info or register online at: http://www.rockabillaque.com/register-pin-up

 

rockabillaque pinup contest 2017

 

And finally, now through November 21st, let’s support One80 Place this Thanksgiving. Just bring a $20 donation or items from their Wish List:  http://one80place.org/wish-list/ to our studio. Your donation goes to help the homeless through One80 Place, and we’ll give you a mellBella Gift Bag valued over $100.

Make this a November to remember
by giving back together.

mellbella gives back one80 place

lularoe center for women testimonial

LuLa Roe Fundraiser to Benefit the Center for Women

Back in February of this year, we got to help celebrate, fund raise, and support local women. We stepped out of our studio photographed the dance floor, silent auction, and fashion show. The theme was Fashion through the Decades.  ALL proceeds went directly to the Center for Women.  The Center for Women advocates and educates South Carolina women to help them succeed in their professional, community, and personal lives. They have training workshops, networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and so much more. Check them out!

Around 60 local and traveling LuLa Roe consultants came together to donate their time and money for this awesome cause. Each consultation even donated an entire outfit for the Silent Auction, and several companies donated gift certificates, food, service, time, and awesome additions to the complete each LuLa Roe outfit.

Thank you to all the companies and individuals for your donations and time that raised a total of $7,707 for the Center for Women.

lularoe center for women fundraiser

Event sponsors:

If you or a woman you know, is needing job help, looking for financial management education, mentoring, or just looking to give back, please contact the Center for Women.

mellBella Gives Back

Bling Bling – mellBella Gives Back

Introducing BLING BLING, our Spring Fundraiser, and you’re invited! Drop by our studio on Wednesday, March 22nd between 7-9pm to sip, shop, and support local women.  Invite your friends too. We chosen to raise funds and gather wish list items for the Florence Crittenton Programs.  Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Located in downtown Charleston, Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina has been serving the entire state for 119 years. their mission is to is to provide hope, safety and opportunity to young women in order to instill self-worth and self-sufficiency. They value the right of every pregnant and parenting, young woman to obtain the education, skills, and support needed to have a healthy start in life – for both herself and her child. They help these at-risk, low-income girls and young women by providing a safe environment and a wide range of services, including education, counseling, medical care, life skills, and social support. With their help, the entire community benefits as each client is able to achieve her fullest potential and become independent, responsible mother.

Mindy from Park Lane Jewelry will be with us to show and sell their BEAUTIFUL jewelry! 30% of all jewelry sale proceeds go directly to Florence Crittenton Programs. Plus, Mindy will have a special deal for you all.

Bling Bling Park Lane Jewelry Peacock necklace

As always, we will be giving out some awesome door prizes!

  • $50 Bits of Lace Gift Card
  • mellBella Treat Your Self Gift Bag ($150 value)
  • $50 off any Hair Service from Sarah Pearson Hair & Makeup Artistry
  • $50 off a mellBella Boudoir Session
  • Makeup Goody bag by Sarah Pearson Hair & Makeup Artistry
  • And other surprises!

Come sip, shop, and support local women. Don’t forget to bring items from the Florence Crittenton Wish Lists. Whoever bring the most items gets a door prize.

General Wish List

School Supply Wish List

See you there and bring your friends!

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need new clothing donations for people against rape

Giving Back- People Against Rape

Tis the season for giving… People Against Rape is always seeking clothing donations so they can keep the exam room stocked for survivors’ needs. Rape victims need new clothes to go home from the hospital. We want to help.

All donations must be new. All sizes of clothing is needed, they need a selection of men’s and women’s shorts, sweatpants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear/boxers, flip-flops, and sports bras for folks to wear.

You can drop off clothing donations at our studio, and we will take care of the delivery. We will drop off the first delivery the week before Christmas.

People Against Rape offers free confidential services to adult survivors of sexual assault in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties of South Carolina.  Their services include a 24-hour hotline, hospital accompaniment during Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFE), police and law enforcement accompaniment, court accompaniment, follow-up servicessupport groups, and an educational department.

You can also donate directly through their website: http://www.peopleagainstrape.org/donate

Don’t forget while you are shopping online at Amazon, you can support this cause. Just go to AmazonSmile and select People Against Rape to support. Then, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go to them.