Shelter families welcomed
Dilia Coppedge, owner of The Nanny Loft Foundation, teamed with Tiffany Sandt and Jerod Baim, co-owners of Sweet & Sassy and with Daniel Ballester and Charisse Carrion of Luminous Moment DJ and Photo Booth and with other sponsors to throw a wonderful party Nov. 12 for homeless children from Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown.
Over 30 children arrived by school bus at The Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley and were immediately greeted by about 40 volunteers welcoming the kids and the moms and the Sixth Street Shelter employees who accompanied them.
Pizza and birthday cake started the fun that included make-up and photo booth pictures with a lovely princess portrayed by Salisbury HS student and Sweet & Sassy employee Rania Nemeh. A disc jockey from Luminous Moments DJ provided a lively beat that kept the kids hopping as some of the volunteers, mostly teenage girls, helped the kids try a few dance moves.
Sweet & Sassy also gave the kids rides in the company’s pink limousine.
Other sponsors included Chick-fil-A of Trexlertown and Dicky’s Barbeque Pit, also of Trexlertown. Athleta clothing shop at The Promenade Shops provided space for Melanie Smith, owner of Miss Melanie Yoga, to lead some of the mothers and shelter workers in meditation and yoga exercises.
Sixth Street Shelter Director Kristine Blasco and some of her staff and interns accompanied the children, as did some parents. One of the interns was Robyn Weaver, a student at Kutztown University.
Sixth Street Shelter is a program of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley Inc.