Tampa Florida September 9, 2019 Mermaid Sisters, a Tampa-based charitable/service organization, presented Belle of the Ball with a donation of $5,000 towards its “Keep the Lights On” campaign for utilities at the Belle of the Ball Boutique in Clearwater. The presentation was made at Mermaid Sisters` “Hot Havana Nights” event held Saturday September 7th 2019 at Marti Maceo in Ybor City.
On hand for the event and presenting the award were Joni Cusimano, Founder and President of Mermaid Sisters , and Belle of the Ball’s Susan Schwartz CEO and Founder and Joe Marteski, Chief Operating Officer, both receiving the award.
The donation is the largest cash donation in Belle of the Ball history.
Susan Schwartz, CEO and Founder released this statement:”My heart is bursting with love and gratitude for everything Mermaid Sisters has done for Belle of the Ball. They have adopted us with their time, talents, and treasure! I could not have even imagined such a wonderful, heartfelt gift of not only a HUGE monetary donation, but an outpouring of love and support from one of the most loving group of gals I’ve ever met! They are an amazing group of women!”
Joni Cusimano, Founder and President of Mermaid Sisters stated: ” Mermaid Sisters are very excited about all that we do and for being able to work with Belle of the Ball. We love Belle of the Ball and clearly are committed to help any way we can!”
Mermaid Sisters is a Tampa-based charitable/service organization. Their fundraising focuses on helping young girls in the community by mentoring and assisting with a broad spectrum of needs.
Belle of the Ball is the leading Tampa Bay Area prom and homecoming dress provider to needy girls. It partners with all other such organizations in the Tampa Bay area, the school districts of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco Citrus and surrounding counties, and many other organizations. Since 2003 it has given over 6,700 dresses and accessories to needy girls in 15 Florida counties so they may attend their high school dances.