BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A dozen young people who have aged out of the foster care system are receiving royal treatment today for a night on the the town thanks to a local foundation.
The members of Morgan's Sweet Sixteen Foundation put on an afternoon of pampering by Blissful Retreat Spa, photo shoots by Hailey Golich Photography and dinner by the Padre Hotel for the emancipated youth of Bakersfield.
Each participant will take home a framed, professional picture and a goodie bag from LeVuitan Boutique.
"I feel special," said Anthony, 19.
"Morgan's Sweet Sixteen Foundation was created to share God's love and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ", stated Morgan Burnard, Founder and CEO of Morgan's Sweet Sixteen Foundation. "We are a group of young adults wanting to share how our relationship with Jesus guides our lives and influences the choices we make each and every day."
Morgan started the foundation back in 2010 when she herself was turning 16 years old. Instead of throwing a lavish celebration, she helped local orphans and has been doing it ever since.
Morgan's Sweet Sixteen Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations can be made by visiting www.morgansweetsixteen.org