As many of you long time readers know, we are huge supporters of The Fairy Godmother Project of Music City. Their annual dress giveaway is coming up so if you have some formal wear stashed in the back of your closet, now’s the time to dig it out and donate it!
I saw this very disturbing news clip today about a closing Priscilla of Boston location ruining dresses with paint and then dumping them into the trash. I think of all the women who could have used those dress for their dream wedding. Even if they were slightly damaged, repairs could have been made by a local organization.
The FGP helps make teen prom dreams come true. Don’t throw out those dresses ladies, donate them to a worthy cause. For those of you who have never heard of The Fairy Godmother Project, here’s a little more about what they do.
The Fairy Godmother Project started in 2010 as a New Year’s Resolution when 5 friends came together wanting to make a difference in the community. Feeling that there was a way to do more and to bring people together for great causes in the Nashville community. Our group is committed to expanding the opportunities for people accross our community to
get in engaged.
Our first project was associated with the Donate My Dress campaign which assists young women around the country to find the prom dress of their dreams. In Spring 2010 we served 100 girls throughout the community make their Prom dreams come true!
The Fairy Godmother Project of Music City held its 2nd Annual Boutique Day on Saturday March 26th, 2011 at the Northwest YMCA in Bordeaux. It was a great day. The word of the day for both volunteers and students was ‘joyful’. By the time the event began, we had over 500 dresses to give out along with a couple hundred accessories. Close to 50 volunteers from the Nashville Community came togther to assist us in making the day a great success. The staff and members of the Northwest YMCA were wonderful as they supported us on this day. In all we served over 100 young ladies. If you want to get a feel for how the day went, watch this video and you will know instantly.
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Video by Joe Hendricks Photography
So how can you help? Simply bring any dresses that meet these requirements to our studio. We’ll get them to the FGP team. The next boutique giveaway day is on March 3rd. To keep up with everything FGP simple check out their website and like them on Facebook!