Annual Prom Dress Giveaway
We held our first prom dress giveaway project in 2003 to provide prom dresses to teenage girls whose families were financially challenged. The Enchanted Closet has outfitted over 6500 girls and has saved families approximately $1,750,000. Our Prom Dress Giveaway Program has provided a solution for many metropolitan Atlanta families for whom prom season can become a dreaded time as they try to decide between spending a lot of money on a beautiful dress or on household and other school expenses. Since many teenagers today are being raised by single parents, grandparents and others on a fixed income, prom season can be a stressful time.
With the support of our Celebrity Spokesperson and Fairy Godmother, Elle Duncan, formerly of V-103/CBS Radio in Atlanta and currently an on-air personality on ESPN, over 200 businesses and individuals in metropolitan Atlanta, and as far away as London donate to our cause. We set up our Prom Dress Giveaway Boutiques like a real department store with dress racks and accessory departments. Girls are given personal shoppers who create an extra special boutique shopping experience for them. An average of 500 girls are provided with prom dresses, accessories, including purses, jewelry, wraps, and shoes annually, and they are transformed into “Belles of the Balls”.
We believe that no girl should miss out on attending prom. It’s truly one of the most enchanting events in a girl’s life. Registration for the 2018 Prom Dress Giveaways will open online in February 2018 and will remain open until all the appointment times are filled. All interested girls should visit our website in February to get eligibility information. The Prom Dress Giveaway Boutiques are set up and held in March-May.
There is nothing more rewarding than being a real live Fairy Godmother to the girls of Metro Atlanta. As a member for Enchanted Closet’s Young Empowerment Board, our wings are always fluttering, crowns constantly shining and magical wands forever waving to physically, mentally and emotionally outfit the next generation of young ladies. Seeing the minds and faces of girls light up when they gain a greater sense of self awareness, develop positive self esteem and discover their ability to be self sufficient; is an amazing gift that is indescribable.
I love this work and this awesome organization.