Monica Blanco, Our 2017 Empowering Hearts Honoree

Monica Blanco: Her Courageous Story
Single Mothers Outreach Is Proud To Announce The 2017 Collection:
Courageous – Strength In The Face Of Pain Or Grief

Monica Blanco Empowering Hearts Honorees

Monica Blanco

Raised from very modest beginnings, Monica Blanco grew up with little parental guidance, support or means. By age 15, she was pregnant with her first child, Mariah, who immediately became the inspiration for Monica’s strength, courage and accomplishments. Though Monica thought she had found stability with her husband and second child, Taylor, she soon divorced and found herself supporting two kids on her own. Determined to achieve self-sufficiency, Monica founded Colour Couture Inc., a sunless tanning company. But Monica didn’t stop at achieving her own success, however; she has consistently supported and encouraged fellow single mothers through her business, helping them find the lasting success Monica enjoys today.

What is Empowering Hearts?

Each year, the Single Mothers Outreach Board of Directors and Empowering Hearts Events Planning Committee has the pleasure of selecting six exemplar women to honor whose life stories embodies the current  year’s Empowering Hearts theme. These women are chosen from a pool of nominations that friends, family, and colleagues submit.

Empowering Hearts is an annual celebration of women who have changed lives and shaped their communities. It bridges the worlds of social action and artistic expression in an annual arts competition.

Honorees are nominated by the community and selected by the Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) Board of Directors and Event Planning Committee.

It is SMOs hope that through sharing these powerful stories in word and art, these extraordinary women will impact and inspire others to rise above their own circumstances.

Empowering Hearts is SMO’s signature fundraising event. All proceeds from  the event are used to support programs that empower single parents to effectively care for their families.

Interested in learning more about Single Mothers Outreach and their Empowering Hearts event? Please contact us at SMO.

By Kirsten Quinn | Monica Blanco photo is courtesy of SchlickArt

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