Grammy Nominated Singer Torica
ATLANTA, GA –Dec. 2011 -‐-‐-‐ Despite her busy schedule, Grammy nominated R&B ar:st Torica, always has :me for two important aspects regarding women: service and beauty. Currently hard at work in the studio prepping for the release of her album, A Beau:ful Mess, Torica will combine the two and help homeless women in Atlanta prep themselves for the holidays and beyond. Through her Beauty and Beyond Drive, the singer will collect beauty products, toiletries, and other necessi:es to beneﬁt the Atlanta Day Shelter, a shelter for homeless women and children. The drive will begin at the end of November and carry on through the third week of December.
An avid supporter of all causes and chari:es, Torica felt that there was something missing for women in need. Being a woman and a single mother, she understood the importance of having beauty and hygiene products not just around the holidays, but year round to create a posi:ve self-‐image.
“These things may seem common, but they can become quite a costly necessity for a woman struggling to provide for her family,” explained the ar:st about her urge to create her own campaign and give back to her community. “My ‘A Beau:ful Mess’ movement (and album) is all about loving and having conﬁdence in yourself as you embrace your ﬂaws. I want women to not only take care of themselves, but love themselves in the process.”
Founded in 1984, The Atlanta Day Shelter is a non-‐proﬁt organiza:on that serves about 5000 individuals a year. Its mission is to ease the burden of homelessness for women and children and to assist in establishing self-‐suﬃciency by providing comprehensive educa:on and suppor:ve services in a manner that respects human dignity. To par:cipate in the drive by dona:ng beauty and/or hygiene products for women please contact the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children 655 Ethel Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318 at (404)876-‐2894.
The oﬃcial drop-‐oﬀ loca:on for items will be M Bar & Fuse Lounge located at 257 Peters Street Atlanta, GA 30313-‐1229 (404.228.7977) and addi:onal drop-‐oﬀ loca:ons will be added in the upcoming weeks. If interested in dona:on, sponsorship, or partnership opportuni:es please contact Melissa Kimble of Sky Life Media & Communica:ons at (901)
A Grammy Nominated R&B Ar:st, Torica has penned songs for major ar:sts such as Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Gucci Mane, Teairra Mari, Lloyd and Monica. Due to her contribu:on to over one million record sales, Torica has a publishing deal with Warner Chappell. Working with powerhouse producers and writers Bryan-‐Michael Cox, The Fliptones, Ryan Leslie, and more for other major ar:st projects, she will be releasing her album, A Beau:ful Mess in the spring of 2012.