PTM Corporation co-owner Nika Russell-Hess, a regular volunteer for ABME and her daughter Jenelle
Hess attended the 8th Annual AVANT GARDE HAIR SHOW FUNdraiser along with sister and fellow PTM
co-owner Gina Russell and her daughter Vexi Russell-Atty and classmates. PTM Corporation, a longtime
supporter of A Beautiful Me, was an event sponsor and thanks everyone for all the contributions made
and a generous bid by Gina Russell during the shows silent auction on November 4th, 2018.
Karen Palka, founder of A Beautiful Me, also pictured, made an offer during the silent auction at the
event during a bidding war that could not be refused by Gina Russell. The Gibson Firebird guitar which
retails for about $1500.00 was at $1750.00 when Palka offered a free 4-week workshop for a group of
20 young girls for a bid of $2000.00. Gina quickly conferred with her group of girls and they all shouted
“2K”! This winning bid means that 20 girls from Kingsbury Country Day School in Oxford who normally
must pay $100.00 each to attend this series will now go for free. A welcome opportunity for many girls
who would otherwise not be able to attend.
The joy and excitement of this day was just the beginning as the workshops offered by A Beautiful Me
are designed to strengthen young ladies’ self-esteem through these unique and interactive workshops.
Gina Russell commented that, “she has some super excited little girls”!
To learn more about A Beautiful Me please click on any of the hyperlinks in this story of the rewards of
giving and receiving.