Every young girl deserves the opportunity to feel like Cinderella on prom night, but for teens from low-income households, the cost of a prom dress can keep them from attending the ball altogether. 

That’s where YMCA of Silicon Valley’s self described “Fairy-Godmothers” come in. Volunteers have teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Princess Project, and organization that collects used Prom Dresses and Formal Wear. Teens can make appointments to shop for their dream dress free of charge. The volunteer “Fairy-Godmothers” act as shopping attendants – picture Randy from Say-Yes-To-The-Dress – for these girls, to help ensure they are ready to go to the ball in style. 

South Valley Family YMCA Board Member and Together-hood Volunteer Linda Haro shares, “‘I couldn’t afford a dress’ is a very real reason that many young women choose not to attend the prom.” She is excited by the influx of dress donations, hopeful that together, our community can take financial status out of the equation for local youth. Linda will be one
of many community members volunteering, and plans to embrace the situation by dressing up in full fairy wings, wand, and ball gown to embrace the fairy godmother role entirely and give these girls a day to remember.

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Community members are invited to make an appointment to shop with a Y fairy godmother on Saturday March 16, 2019 from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Togetherhood volunteers will join the Princess Project at The Oaks Shopping Center, 21267 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino to help youth find their dream dress. 

Click here to make an appointment or contact Audrey Voss, Youth & Family Outreach Director, with questions at [email protected].