Crestwood Middle School seventh grader Amanda Ng has been the ambassador for Model for Miracles for the past three years, raising more than $7,000. Her goal this year is $3,500.
Model for Miracles fundraises for the benefit of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For every $250 Ng raises, she is able to sponsor a child from the hospital to attend the Model for Miracles charity event and walk the runway with her. Her sponsors also get to purchase a new outfit that the child can keep.
To start off 2016, Ng was chosen to raise money for West Palm Beach’s January quarter auction. With the help of her mother, friends, teachers and sponsors, they filled the West Palm Beach event hall, made T-shirts and solicited donations of auction items. Her team raised more than $1,100.
Her mother, Sandi Ng, was extremely proud.
“I’ve always been the one to plan and run these with her. This year, the auction landed on my birthday and Amanda was able to run the entire event with her friends,” Sandi Ng said. “It’s amazing what teens can accomplish with the right guidance and support.”
ABOVE: Amanda Ng, Jacqueline Alves, Jenna Brooker, Tracie O’Connor, Mary DiCampli, Isabella Flores and Karen DiCampli.