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The Moms on the Move Show
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Actress, Sharon Stone and sister Kelly, along with fashion designer Nicole Miller and store owner Mary Dougherty, team up to dress underserved teens for their proms.
Sharon- We were cold calling.
Linda- Mary you got a surprise phone call from Sharon Stone.
Mary- Yes I did.
Mary - and I thought it was a prank I thought it was one of my girlfriends leaving a message saying she was the actress
Linda to Sharon on Red Carpet- You were using your star power to cold call people to get these dresses for these girls.
Sharon- Yes and thatís why I said, Iím Sharon Stone the actress from Hollywood.
Hollywood star, Sharon Stone called Mary Dougherty, Owner of the Nicole Miller Stores in Philadelphia for a donation.
Mary- I said what do you want me to do? She said get me dresses.
Dresses for girls in need across the country so they could attend their proms. Mary made the pitch to fashion icon, Nicole Miller who spared no expense to provide hundreds of her new gowns. In fact, Sharon, Mary and Nicole, three moms with 7 boys between them hosted coast to coast events for just girls
Teenager- They saw something special in us.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia prom is one of the many initiatives of planet hope; the organization Sharon and her sister, Kelly started, that help struggling families worldwide. Kelly got the idea after volunteering at a camp for homeless kids.
Sharon to Linda- Kelly said Iíd like to do this myself; Iíd like to do it differently. I said alright, Iíll raise the money and you can run it.
Kelly Stone- We did not come from a privileged family and my sister and I wanted to provide the opportunities for young boys and girls and their family who were living with difficult situations.
Like 17-year-old, foster child Krystina Kessler from Los Angeles.
Krystina- Iím trying to find a family because Iím in foster care
Whose childhood was tragic.
Linda -What happened to your family?
Krystina- Well I was removed from my parents because they were hitting me and tying me up and um locking up the food, locking me in and out of the house. And then I ended up homeless for 2 yrs. From 12 to 14.
Destiny from Camden, New Jersey grew up around drug abuse and now must work to take care of her younger siblings.
ďManager come to the registerĒ
Destiny -I grew up without my father. I think he was on Heroin.
Destiny- I had my daughter when I was 15; too. And it was a situation where I wanted a lot of attention.
Destiny- Iíve strived all my life to try my best academically and just to keep a positive attitude.
So when prom came up and the Planet Hope project came up I just really thought it was going to be something I should experience.
Linda-And you are in the top 5% of your class!
Destiny- I have 6 acceptance letters from colleges so far.
In class with Destiny
Destinyís Teacher- Who is your favorite?
Destiny-Naoimi Giavani would be my favorite female author.
Linda-Nicole how does it feel to dress these girls and fulfill a dream?
Nicole Miller- It feels really rewarding.
Nicole Miller-I thought it was a great opportunity to get these girls to you know, have a sense of self confidence and give them something that was really nice.
And to serve thousands of girls, the stone sisters held a star studded prom themed fundraiser for adults called class of hope complete with a red carpet.
Linda and Shari Belafonte on the red carpet
Linda- Your wearing the most beautiful shoes at the prom.
Shari- I know they are (laugh) With the white stockingsÖmy nurse stockings.
Daisy Fuentes- I designed this totally cheesy dress that I thought was so hot. It was like mermaidy.
Linda to Nicole Miller
Linda- Well, did you design your own prom dress?
Nicole- NoÖI wore my sisters hammy down.
Linda- What are you wearing tonight? Nicole Miller.
Fergie (from The Black Eyed Peas) -I just think that prom is such an amazing time teenagers, especially teenage girls because you know, there are so many self-esteem issues and just having a great prom and feeling good about yourself it really marks that time in your life.
Melanie Griffith- I think we need to do whatever we can to help other people.
Linda - What do you think about your future?
Krystina- I think that Iím going to be the governor and everyone should vote for me.
Destiny- I have been through hell and back and really you know have never had to turn to drugs or alcohol or anything to make me feel better about myself.
Linda- So what do you know you can do?
Destiny -I know that Iím smart enough to graduate college, and I know Iím going to raise my daughter to the best of my ability.
Destiny- My dream is to become a doctor.
Krystina- And I kind of have the mission now to change the foster care system.
Kelly Stone-Their first step is feeling really beautiful when they go to this important event in high school with their dignity.
Linda talks to teenager
Linda- How do you feel?
Girl 2- I feel like a model.
Teenager- So excited for the prom!
A couple of girls twirl in their dresses
Destiny hugs Mary
Linda and Krystina hug
Sharon Stone -Hey Moms on the Move you really can make a difference and thanks for doing that.