Fall Kickoff Volunteer Meeting and Awards Recognition

We are holding our annual fall kickoff volunteer meeting on October 17, where we will also recognize volunteers who served in our Fall 2019-Fall 2020 year. Sadly, we will be having this meeting on Zoom due to California’s restrictions still being in effect and pray that we will see an end of these restrictions soon, with the new numbers that have been published with the US Center For Disease Control that show large errors in their prior calculations of deaths, bringing the toll to 12,000 nationwide. Nevertheless, the show must go on, and I am walking in faith and excited for new beginnings on the horizon! Please RSVP at dressesanddreamsproject@gmail.com so we can send you your zoom link and info. We welcome new volunteer prospects to start the process by visiting our volunteer page on this website and completing the form. We will go over opportunities for volunteerism and positions that are available at our meeting. We will be offering donuts and coffee to all participants through your local donut shop to pick up before the meeting begins. See you there!

Fall Kicks Off Our New Year

It is the wonderful season of fall again, where we traditionally hold our “first’ volunteer meeting to mark the beginning of a new year, 2020-21. We are looking for volunteers and even have some board positions available for those who are a good fit for our sisterhood. If you want to share your time, talent, and treasures, though all are welcome, we have specific openings for those experienced in finance, administrative, client and volunteer management, fundraising, grant writing, wordpress website, and social media, and technology. to start the volunteer process, please go to the volunteer page on this site where you will find a form to fill out, and join us on October 17 for our Fall Kickoff Volunteer Meeting and Awards Recognition.

Big Donation of Prom Gowns From Macy’s Temecula

This summer, we had the opportunity to partner with Rose Again Foundation to come together with Macy’s Temecula to accept a huge donation. Over 450 prom gowns were donated to The Dresses and Dreams Project to help girls with hardships and challenging circumstances to attend their formal events. The Rose Again Foundation, who helps newly-placed foster youth, accepted a donation of new little girl’s dresses and little boy’s suits and formal wear. Both the The Dresses and Dreams Project and Rose Again Foundation are all-volunteer run 501c3 nonprofits, and were absolutely blessed and thrilled to partner with Macy’s Department Store to accept these generous donations for two very good causes.

Loading up 450 gowns. Thank you to Ruff and Ready Movers for the truck and the volunteer service!
She’s a beauty!
Donations for Rose Again Foundation. Eventually the entire van was full!
Macy’s support with one of our crew members
Dawn Schultz, founder of The Dresses and Dreams Project (L), with Maria from Rose Again Foundation (R)
We are 100% volunteer- staffed
Smiles from a volunteer from Rose Again Foundation
Organizing storages to fit all the beautiful gowns. God will bless us with a location soon!

We Are Honoring 2020 Graduates!

Are you a senior from ANY AREA who is graduating this year? Let us honor you on our website and social media pages. Please send us your name, a grad-themed pic, a paragraph about yourself and what your dreaming of in your future, and your best contact information to dressesanddreamsproject@gmail..com. We will feature our grads on our pages when we receive all of the information requested. We and have a small token gift for those who participate! Please visit us and like us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter ( our twitter handle is @dresses_dreams) Congratulations graduating class of 2020!!! #thedressesanddreamsproject #operationpromgirl

Operation Prom Girl 2020 Has Been Cancelled Until Further Notice

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the cancellation of Operation Prom Girl 2020 on April 18 at the Kay Ceniceros Center due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We do know however, that though this is a disappointment, that this will pass and God will make something great again.
I know times such as these can be scary for most people. For all of you beautiful people, I say, do not be afraid, but to be prepared on your home front, use this time for connection and reflection, and reach out if you need help. And to consider to seek and hold on to faith as times like these make us as individuals, as families, and as a nation, stronger as we look to God and know, without a doubt, that there is an incredible light at the end of this tunnel, even if we have not seen it yet. 💗
~Dawn

Operation Prom Girl 2020 “Crowns and Pearls” in Menifee

This year’s Operation Prom Girl Extravaganza and Prom Dress Giveaway is going to be held in the City of Menifee at the Kay Ceniceros Center on April 18, and planning for this event is well underway. This program is open to any high school girl with a hardship or challenging circumstance who would like to get help with her prom, including selecting a gown of the 1,500 + on display, shoes, and much more.

This year’s free event will feature a luncheon, keynote speakers, free resources and referrals, dessert bar, hair and makeup workshop, fashion show, and much more. Girls leave with hearts full, as well as gowns, shoes, jewelry, and goodie bags. All that is required is socks to be donated at the door prior to entry in lieu of an admission fee. These socks will then be donated to a local domestic violence shelter to help abused women in need.

Registration begins on this website on February 1 until maximum capacity is reached.

We Accepts Formal Gowns, Shoes, Jewelry, Makeup, Pearls!

We are happy to accept donations which meet our criteria listed on the image below. Gowns must be new or very gently worn, up to date in style, and clean, free of tears or stains. Shoes must be new or gently worn party style and prom-appropriate. We currently have drop offs in Menifee and the Murrieta/Temecula area and are looking for drop off points in Wildomar, Elsinore and Corona .

Committed Volunteers Needed For Big Event On April 18

If you would like to be considered as a volunteer for Operation Prom Girl 2020, please fill out form at this site and attend this meeting on February 22 for more information.

We ask that volunteers are committed to attend meetings and workshops leading up to event, led by their Dresses and Dreams Project staff and team leads. We do give community service hours to high school girls and the girls may also attend our program simultaneously!

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