The Cinderella Project is nothing new nor out of the blue. Founded in 2000 by Disney executive, Dana Green, it was created to help underprivileged teens in need get ready for prom and/or graduation with a free dress/suit, accessories and shoes.
At the APCH Cinderella Project, anything and everything a girl could ever imagine her prom to be like (appearance-wise) was there and up for grabs. So much thought went into the event. Volunteers even went as far as to make sure there was not two of the same of anything laying out (including dresses, accessories and shoes). This way no two girls from the same school would have the same of anything.
Now that’s extra-ordinary.
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The donations of dresses, tuxedos and jackets, accessories and shoes was outstanding. There was enough for at least 2 dresses per girl to go around! JUST FAB and Ms. Kimora Lee Simmons made a wonderful donation of dresses and accessories. Kimora Lee Simmons also came out Friday afternoon to sprinkle her fabulosity! I’m a little bummed I missed her but glad the girls enjoyed her.
I must not forget to mention the volunteer turnout – quite amazing. In addition to APCH volunteers, there were also representatives from Bank of America, Disney VoluntEARS, Rotary Club, Herbal Life, America’s Tires and Ce’Marie.
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The Cinderella & Prince Charming Project was a success! It was fun to see the seniors go through the experience; the process included first learning about the “Pay it Forward” campaign, then attending two inner-beauty mini-workshops, next they chose their special occasion suit or dress, and lastly the shoes and accessories were picked. Girls were also given a free accessory from Just FAB and free make-up.
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Saturday was a good day.