There’s nothing I love more than getting together with some great friends. So when Johnson’s Body Care asked us to participate in their “Girlfriends, Beauty Secrets, and a Cause to Celebate” program, which would allow us to party with friends and support a charity of our choosing… How could we say no?

Recently the Johnson’s Body Care team joined forces with music artist Ashanti to kick-off this charity program that allows real women to support a local charity by hosting a fun get-together with friends. Watch the video to see Ashanti’s party.

On Tuesday, the WMAGs hosted our party in support of Dress for Success in Cincinnati. Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools women need to help them thrive at work and in life.

Party guests were asked to bring their gently-used professional attire to donate… and did they! We were able to collect a ton of great clothing.
In exchange, each person received an awesome gift from Johnson’s Body Care: An adorable tote bag filled with some of their newest products, including Johnson’s new 24 Hour Moisturizer and Body Wash, Be Radiant Shea & Cocoa Butter lotion, and Exfoliating Body Wash.

In order to give a little more to Dress for Success, we also raffled off some great prizes. Along with the mountain of clothes, we were able to raise $170!

Thanks to the generosity of friends we raffled off:
A $75 gift certificate for Sarah Diebold Photography. Forget the chaos at the photo studio, Sarah photographs your family in the comfort of your home or place of choosing.
A fantastic Jason Mraz basket filled with an autographed CD, 2 T-shirts, and tote bag. His upcoming Gratitude Cafe Tour might be coming to your town. Check it out!
Wee Tidings from Blue Finch Studios, the distinct line of mini cards that are small in size, but big on design. Order online or look for them in a store near you.
A $50 gift certificate from HoneyBaked Ham. Mmm… ham. Order one for your next gathering or party. It’s delicious!
A Nintendo DS game prize pack filled with Neopets Puzzle Adventure, Tropix, and Unsolved Crimes.
And lastly, a beautiful Silpada necklace. Host a Silpada party and earn free jewelry.

Thanks to all who donated a prize, and especially thanks to Johnson’s Body Care who gave us this awesome opportunity!