Ms. Belleza Latina will promote her platform of serving under-privileged youth in the Dominican Republic
September 10, 2011 — Washington DC – The new Ms. Belleza Latina International 2012, Yuliza Encarnación, who won the national competition in August, will devote a part of her reign for the next year to her platform of providing services and education for under privileged youth in the Dominican Republic.
Yuliza introduces the first humanitarian campaign of her reign directed at improving the lives of numerous young people and their families in her native Dominican Republic. For many of the programs and events, she will be working with Los Ninos de Maria, Inc., a non-profit organization that has been working to improve the well being of poverty-stricken children and their families in the areas of health, education, and social welfare.
Yuliza has worked with the organization to raise school supplies for more than 8,000 children – personally collecting book bags, school supplies, can food clothing and funds. As Ms. Belleza Latina International, she will continue working with the organization to raise awareness as well as encourage other Latino artists, activists and pageant titleholders to contribute to the organization’s mission financially and by collecting items.
From September 12 through November 30, Ms. Belleza Latina International and Los Ninos de Maria will conduct a toy drive that will benefit hundreds of children in her home town of Las Matas de Farfan, Dominican Republic.. With a goal of collecting more than 20 boxes of toys as well as $20,000 to cover related expenses. Additional special events will be organized to raise funds, gain community and national support as well as bring awareness to this humanitarian effort.
Two proposed events include hosting the Washington Metropolitan area’s first ever “Latin Restaurant Week” and a holiday benefit concert featuring national and local Latin recording artists. During Latin Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer special discounts to patrons who make financial or item contributions to benefit Los Ninos de Maria.
About Ms. Belleza Latina International 2012, Yuliza Encarnación
In addition to serving as the spokesperson for Los Ninos de Maria, Yuliza, the current host of “DC Contigo”, which is broadcast Saturday mornings on Univision Washington, is also studying mass-media communications at the University of the District of Columbia. This past August, the pageant newcomer, wife and mother of a 7-year old son wowed the audience and judges to win the crown in Chicago, Illinois at the North Shore Theatre for the Performing Arts. Entering the pageant with hopes of realizing a childhood dream, she was ultimately rewarded the Fashion Wear, Photogenic and Evening Gown awards within her division. A native of the Dominican Republic, she relocated to the Washington DC area two year ago and is honored to represent Latinas worldwide.
Ms. Belleza Latina International 2012 is represented by the Madison Donovan Group. To request Yuliza for an appearance, speaking engagement, modeling opportunity or to assist at your community event, please contact Deanna McCray-James at 443-472-3602 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Media or press inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
About “Los Niños de Maria”
“Los Niños de Maria” is a non-profit institution dedicated solely to providing assistance with the health and education needs of underprivileged children and families in rural areas in the Dominican Republic. Although volunteer work in this humanitarian effort began in 1982, the foundation was legally incorporated in September 2009, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Dominican Republic and the United States.
Contact: Los Ninos de Maria:
Phone: 202 352-0286
PR Contact: Ms. Belleza Latina 2012
Deanna McCray James
Madison Donovan Group