Local non-profit gives foster teens the opportunity to shine during important events


Ashley Jaramillo believes you have to look good to feel good, especially on prom night.
But for cash strapped students renting a tuxedo or buying a prom dress can be a real challenge.

Jaramillo who grew up in foster  care decided to start Formal Attire Ready in Visalia, a nonprofit designed to help foster youth dress accordingly to make their prom night sparkle.

“Senior year is crazy they have prom they have graduation they have senior pictures, interviews,” said Jaramillo. 

With the help of those who have donated dresses and other items, Jaramillo has been able to help six teens get ready for prom since F.A.R got started back in March.

Hair stylist and makeup artist Lucinda Martinez says it is an honor to give back to the community.

“Seeing them happy means more than the paycheck and is not even about that is just how they feel when they leave,” said Martinez. 

Jaramillo hopes more people join her cause.

“The whole goal is to let them know that there are people out there who care,” concluded Jaramillo. 

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