Photo of a girl in PA who went to prom thanks to a Fairy Godmother gown.
On Feb. 16 and 17, Metrocenter Mall and a nonprofit Fairy Godmothers, Inc. are hosting a great community event called Prom Fair 2013. Fairy Godmothers, Inc.collects donated gowns from places like Alfred Angelo and David’s Bridal, as well as gently used gowns through local Gown Drives, and sells them to local high school juniors and seniors for prom at only $10 each. Girls who otherwise might not be able to attend prom due to financial hardship may get to experience one of the most prominent and memorable moments of the high school life.
For those who are able to contribute donations, it is more than welcome for the community to drop off gowns at the Metrocenter Guest Services Desk during regular mall hours.
Since the start of Fairy Godmothers, the organization has been able to dress more than 10,000 young ladies in Arizona, Delaware, Florida, New York and Virginia. Their mission for the past 13 years has been to ensure a special high school prom experience for financially unstable students.
The Prom Fair will be in the south entrance of Mentrocenter Mall Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. After arriving and signing into the event, students are assigned a “personal shopper” to assist with the selection of their gown and final purchase. All purchases are cash only. In addition to $10 gowns, miscellaneous prom accessories will also be available to purchase for $2 to $6.
For more details on donating a gown, visit http://www.fairygodmothersinc.com/donate/