We started in 2003 as a project to provide prom dresses to teenage girls whose families were financially challenged. Nine years later, Enchanted Closet has outfitted nearly 6000 girls and 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, over 200 businesses and individuals in metropolitan Atlanta, and as far away as California and New York donate to our cause. We set-up our Prom Dress Giveaways like a real department store with dress racks, a make-up counter and an accessory department, and girls are given personal shoppers who create an extra special boutique shopping experience for them. Over 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 2015 Prom Dress Giveaways opens online in February and will remain open until all the appointment times are filled. All interested girls should visit our website in February to get eligibility information.