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Fabuloso Friday-A Woman’s Wish

Submitted by on December 14, 2009 - 4:30 am

Yesterday I learned that one of my fellow SmartyLA (female entrepreneur) gals has been doing a very beautiful and generous thing and is now asking others to support her cause. 8 years ago Bobbi Palmer was in a local dress shop when she saw a young lady admiring her reflection, in the mirror, in a beautiful dress. This young woman put the dress on layaway and left the shop. Realizing that the purchase of this dress might be considered an extravegance by this young lady, Bobbi asked the shop owner what the balance due on the dress was and if she could pay it off. The shop owner agreed and Bobbi paid of the balance due on the dress, anonymously. She asked the shop owner to call the young lady and let her know that someone had anonymously paid the balance off on her dress and would like her to come pick it up, and enjoy it.

Fast forward 8 years, Bobbi continues to pay off layaways for woman whom she (or the shop owner) believe could use a hand in purchasing their dream dress. Her goal is to send a message to less fortunate women that they are valued and beautiful. Bobbi has created a website, called A Woman’s Wish, where she hopes to raise funds to pay off more layaways.

Moved by Bobbi’s actions? You can follow her lead. Here are a few tips that Bobbi give for doing as she has done, over the past 8 years*:

1. Find a store that caters to lower income women and accepts layaway.
The owner should be someone you feel you could trust and who would be a
good partner in this giving process.

2. Go through their layaway book and select the item(s) to pay off. Even
if it’s one item for $15, it will bring a worthy woman great joy!

3. Have the store contact the women to tell them a stranger has bought
their clothes and to come get them. You may choose to be present as they
make calls, or not.

4. Go home feeling amazing because, in a very direct way, you have
impacted the lives of women by helping them feel special and valued.

*These tips were taken from Bobbi Pamer’s post to the SmartyLA chat group on 12/8/09.

Please help me in supporting Bobbi’s plight by visiting A Woman’s Wish and making a donation.


  • Anonymous says:
    December 15, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Ana – Thank you so much for helping me spread the word. We are all very fortunate, aren’t we? I have a huge amount of gratitude for beautiful women like you and those in your community.

  • Anonymous says:
    March 19, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Sounds like fun!

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