Davanna Booker

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Volunteerism

Through the years, Davanna Booker, known to the fashion community as Diva Davanna, has made herself available to participate in a variety community related events all designed to spread awareness and benefit cure research. Ms. Davanna used these opportunities to influence her fans and followers to support the causes.

  • The Power of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Event at Sephora stores
  • Emmanuel Cancer Charity Event
  • Catwalk for a Cure Breast Cancer Fundraiser Event presented by American Cancer Society & Virgin Islands Fashion Week
  • NY Fame Fashion Week to benefit Twin Towers Orphan Fund
  • Knowing is Living Aids Benefit Fashion Show
  • Catwalk for a Cause to help support John Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore MD
  • Runway for a Cause to benefit (NSASA) Nassau Suffolk Chapter of Autism Society of America

Entrepreneurship

The D.D. Collections (clothing) & The Glamour Boxx Collections (hand-made hand bags) by Diva Davanna

What started off as a hobby has turned into a vision.  Davanna  would use her talents to create her very own glamour boxes to accessorize her look at fashion events.  Soon after photos were seen on Facebook, hundreds of emails from parents, kids, and adults requesting their very own glamour boxes began The Diva Davanna Glamour Boxx Collection.  In just a little over a year, Davanna teamed up with her mom to create her very own designs to compliment her boxes on the runway called The D.D. Collections. Davanna hopes to take this venture beyond being just a hobby and to serve as an example of how innovation and creativity can affect change and empower youth to bypass obstacles and also become social entrepreneurs against all odds.

Civic Engagement

Davanna grew up around influential people that provided guidance and support. As she was growing she realized her direct impact on lives in and out of her local community. It was time to “pay it forward”.  Davanna became very excited with knowing she had the ability to impact youth and seized every public opportunity to mobilize people and create alliances.

  • NJ Girl Scouts of America
  • Feeding the homeless
  • Coat & shoe drive
  • Active church member
  • Saturday book reading  sessions
  • Involved in penny drives to help raise monies for church building fund
  • Davanna produced her own funds with the help of her family to organize her 1St Annual Back 2 School Supplies Give-away in her home-town, Newark N.J.

Numerous Speaking Engagements

Off the runway Davanna is a champion for supporting young girls. She is committed to using her skill and talents in helping those who need it. Davanna truly has an impact on impressionable young ladies and communicates valuable life lessons she has learned over the years in her travels to help inform, develop, and lead these young ladies. These opportunities prove to be invaluable and Davanna intends to continue to interface with young people when possible.

  • Focusing on the importance of education and staying in school
  • Speaking on Confidence and Self Esteem on the runway
  • Helping to promote Appearance and presentation to young girls
  • Award presenter @ WBLS/Café Mocha Radio / 2nd Annual “Celebrating Women” Brunch Benefiting Forever Family Inc.

Philanthropy

  • Runway for a Cause to benefit (NSASA) Nassau Suffolk Chapter of Autism Society of America
  • Giving Back: Donation of custom hand-made Diva Davanna Glamour Boxxes to children with special needs.
  • Weekend runway lessons to aspiring models throughout the year
  • Social appearances: The Tyra Banks Show, America’s Next Top Model, My9 News Network, News12 Cable Network, The Style Network’s “Jerseylicious”

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