August 18, 2009

NAMiss Cover Girl gives back in NJ at the Walk for a Cure and the Salvation Army

These are pictures from Kayla Da Cruz out in New Jersey. Kayla is your National American Miss Jr. Pre Teen Cover Girl from New Jersey as well as a the National Cover Miss for Jr Pre Teen! Achieving the National Cover Miss title is quite an accomplishment. Kayla also was voted Miss Personality at last years state show, no surprise there! :-)

Kayla and her mom formed a team to participate in a walk for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer (Walk for A Cure) in their hometown of Newark NJ on April 26, 2009. Kayla not only walked but worked hard to raise funds for this very important organization. Here is a link to the Susan B. Komen website if you would like to find an event near you:
Her mom wrote to me and shared that "Kayla also approached The Salvation Army Ironbound Boys and Girls Club with the desire to help the youth in our community by collecting children's books for donation to their program. During the course of 1 month Kayla collected and donated 63 books that are going to be used in the after school program, and will help provide the children of this community with the essential tools needed for a successful, bright future. Kayla enjoys helping her community and loves to motivate others to do the same."

This first picture is from the Walk for a Cure and the second is Kayla donating books to The Boys & Girls Club of America. That is Kayla with the Executive Director Richard Partyka. The books and bears program is done at every National American Miss state show nation wide. It would be hard to count how many books and bears are donated to different organizations each year from NAM but I can tell you that it is enough to fill an entire library! Thanks for your help Kayla and your willingness to work hard serving others.


  1. Awesome! Keep up the good work Kayla. I love your dedication to helping others. Very inspiring!

    -Melissa (NJ)

  2. I'm so happy to see our youth participating in community events that mean so much to many residents of this State. Thank you for all of your hard work. Your deeds will never go unrecognized!

    - Diane (NJ)

  3. Kayla I am so proud of you! Keep up the great work. I love you so much!

    Love Mommy