High School Students Organize Resale Dress Shop for This Saturday

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Appleton North High School seniors and Willems Student Marketing Team interns Maddie Tesch and Karly Thoe have teamed up to organize a new community-focused event, Hello Beautiful, to benefit Make-A-Wish® Foundation.


Hello Beautiful is a one-day resale dress shop that focuses on a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and aims to boost women’s self-confidence while making a difference for a child in our community. It is sponsored by Community First Credit Union and U.S. Venture Open.


The event takes place on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel’s Evergreen Room in the lower level. For $35, attendees can choose one dress and have the opportunity to get their hair and makeup done by professional stylists. Stylists are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds from this event will be given directly to Make-A-Wish Foundation with the goal of raising at least

$3,000 to help fund a child’s wish. No registration is required before the event and Hello Beautiful welcomes attendees of all ages.


“We are deeply grateful for the support of Hello Beautiful to help make life-affirming wishes come true for our courageous local wish children and their families,” said Kris Teofilo, Northeast Wisconsin Regional Director of Make-A-Wish Foundation. “Our mission is critical to the health and well-being of children in our communities.”


Teofilo explained that 95% of wish parents observed that a wish come true made their child feel stronger, more energetic and more willing to comply with difficult, but vital treatment regimens. “For many, these wishes mark a turning point in the fight against their child’s illness.”


Hello Beautiful is sponsored by Community First Credit Union and U.S. Venture Open. Supporting partners include: Paul Mitchell Schools of Green Bay (professional hair and makeup stylists), Gunderson Cleaners (dry cleaning services for donated dresses), Top Dog (banners and t-shirts), Insta Print Plus (name tags and business cards), Beatnik Betty’s (dresses), Radisson Paper Valley Hotel (event space) and Appleton Downtown Inc.


In addition, Huntley Elementary, Faith Lutheran Church, Appleton North High School, Appleton Downtown Inc. and Revv Nutrition hosted dress drives for Hello Beautiful. The Hello Beautiful event is being held in conjunction with Appleton Downtown Inc.’s Spring Into Style Ladies’ Day on Saturday.


“Hello Beautiful has been our dream for the past six months and we are so incredibly thrilled by all of the support we have received so far for this new event,” said Karly Thoe, event co-organizer. “This event would not have been possible without our business sponsors and supporting partners as they have given us so many resources and tools for success.”


More details can be found by searching “Hello Beautiful Event” on Facebook and Instagram or on the event’s website at https://hellobeautifuleventpage.weebly.com.


“We cannot wait to help hundreds of women in the Fox Valley feel beautiful on the inside and out while helping grant the wish of a child battling a life-threatening disease,” Thoe shared. Teofilo added, “Your participation in this great event will help reach our important goal of granting a life-affirming wish for every medically qualified child – without having to resort to a waiting list!”


About Hello Beautiful: Hello Beautiful is a one-day resale dress shop benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation. It aims to boost women’s self-confidence, provide a one-of-a-kind experience for attendees and make a difference in the community. The goal of the inaugural Hello Beautiful event is to raise $3,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hello Beautiful is organized by Appleton North High School seniors and Willems Student Marketing Team interns Maddie Tesch and Karly Thoe. The event is sponsored by Community First Credit Union and U.S. Venture along with additional supporting partnerships with several Fox Cities area businesses.


About Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin: Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin grants the wishes of children struggling with life-threatening medical conditions to provide the hope, strength and joy they need to get through dark and challenging times. Since the Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984, more than 6,200 wish families have experienced the power of a wish come true. Last year alone, the chapter granted a record-breaking 400 wishes – more than a wish a day! It is predicted that 500 Wisconsin children will be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition this year! The gift of a wish has a profound impact on the children served and their families.