Zoe featured in the Lifestyles section of The Miami Times on November 22, 2017:
Young South Florida girl makes Nickelodeon history
Zoe Terry, youngest to win Halo for philanthropic work with dolls
“South Florida’s Zoe Terry was honored during the Nickelodeon HALO Awards Show for her philanthropic work with Zoe’s Dolls.”
Terry received her HALO Award during a star studded concert thrown to honor the community work of Terry and three other young honorees.
The Helping And Leading Others (HALO) Awards will air, Sunday, November 26 a 7 p.m. on all of the Nickelodeon Networks. Nickelodeon brought together some of the most popular stars to pay tribute to the four young honorees for how they are helping and leading others. The show is the brain child of Nick Cannon.
This year’s concert, featured Kelly Clarkson, who received the HALO Hall of Fame Award for her work with a wide variety of organizations. Terry was honored for her work with Zoe’s Dolls, an organization she started when she was just five years old.
Zoe will have a watch party Sunday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. at The ARC located at 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054, with some of the girls she gives dolls too and some of the girls that work with her on Zoe’s Dolls.
As a 5-year-old Terry was bullied for the color of her skin and her “puffy hair.” After her mom and teachers helped her understand she was beautiful, Terry wanted to make sure little brown girls like her loved their own image as well, no matter what anyone said. With this mission in mind, Terry founded Zoe’s Dolls, an organization that focuses on girl empowerment and anti-bullying through a variety of programs and events that incorporate fitness, self-expression, community spirit, and empowerment.
Terry, who has chapters of Zoe’s Dolls in not only South Florida, but Mississippi, Texas and Georgia, donates dolls to schools, churches, shelters, foster homes as well as in Haiti and Africa. She has given out close to 20,000 since starting six years ago. As part of her HALO award, Zoe will receive a $10,000 scholarship for school and $20,000 for her organization Zoe’s Dolls.
For more information on Zoe’s Dolls visit www.zoesdolls.com.