Jordan West is a true American hero. At the young age of sever years old she was able to raise enough money for her and 14 other children to have a “Princess Party” at Disney World. What even makes it even more special, is all invited were less fortunate and foster children.
Jordan and her mom, Olivia West, managed to raise over $10,000 for the Disney visit through fundraising.
“She’s really excited to interact with the girls,” Olivia West of Rochester, New York, told ABC News about her daughter. “She writes affirmations for these girls [that say], ‘You are beautiful, you are loved.’ That really touches me as a mom and I really hope that she continues thinking about others.”
Jordan is no stranger to helping others. Her two brothers, Jeremiah, age 10, and Joshua, age 12, run their own charitable organization. “Champions of Change” gives back to the less fortunate through charitable outreach.
Jordan hosted her first “Princess for a Day” party at a local spa in New York. 24 girls attended this event and were treated to a spa day and transportation in a limo. The White House received wind of Jordan’s efforts and invited her to host another party in the White House. This time, 115 girls were in attendance.
Jordan then had the idea to host her “Princess for a Day” party on a much large scale… at Disney World! Jordan went through several different avenues to fund raise for her special party at Disney World including writing her own book. The book, entitled “Princess for a Day” is sold Amazon and the “Champions for Change” website.
The 15 girls including Jordan arrived in Orlando August 4 and were treated to a true princess experience. Everything was taken care of for them including park tickets and pink “swag bags.” Also, what visit to Disney World for a princess wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Cinderella Castle?
“They had a lot of activities for them, a lot of surprises for them along the way so I think it went very well,” said Tan Mitchell, a Florida resident who brought her foster daughter to the event and chaperoned a few of the girls. “For this organization to step in and do this was really amazing. It really did a lot to make these girls smile and make them feel like princesses for a day.”
Olivia West said, “We wanted it to be the best day ever. Learning about foster care and [how] some of these kids have traumatic experiences and unpleasant memories, it’s nice to be able to place some great memories in their memory box.”
Jordan is excited to plan more princess parties in the future.
Thank you, Jordan! You are truly an inspiration to us all!
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