By Heather Collins
Master Chef season 7 contestant Tanorria Askew will help raise funds for Dotted Line Divas at the Founder’s Birthday Celebration from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 11 at City BBQ, 1356 S Range Line Road. Askew is a Dotted Line Divas board member and friend of the founder, Christina Huffines.
Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will go to Dotted Line Divas. Askew has created a signature City BBQ dish, fried okra, that will only be available the day of the event. All proceeds from that dish will go to Dotted Line Divas. Askew, a Carmel resident, will also be on hand to sign autographs and meet fans.
Huffines created Dotted Line Divas and its personal care pantry after experiencing a time of need herself. She said at one point she was going to pantries for food but could not find one for families in need of personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies. The Indianapolis resident began extreme-couponing to purchase personal care items for her family. She said she got a little obsessed and started helping others through extreme-couponing. In 2013, she founded Dotted Line Divas.
The personal care pantry, 10411 College Ave., Suite 1, offers personal hygiene items that are procured through donations or at bargain prices through Huffines’ couponing skills.
Although Huffines said she still struggles as a single mother, she is happy to provide for others.
“The one thing I want more than anything is to help that one person make it through,” she said.
The second Saturday of each month, Huffines hosts free couponing classes from 1 to 3 p.m. at the pantry. The pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every third Saturday.
Dotted Line Divas is in need of donors and sponsors to help keep the Personal Care Pantry open. Community members can also help Dotted Line Divas by connecting their Kroger Rewards or Amazon Smile accounts to the organization. For more, visit dottedlinedivas.com.
At the Birthday Celebration, the event flier must be present via print-out or mobile device to help raise funds for Dotted Line Divas. To view the event flier or for information, visit dottedlinedivas.com.