DIGNIFIED~ Spiritual Royalty 101 w/Coffee and Crown Making- FREE!

Free Event With Speakers and Crown Making

Oftentimes the question “why am I here” comes up if a person had one question they could ask God. This free speaker event, for ages 14 and up, will allow individuals seeking a connection with God or those desiring more fellowship a refreshment and an opportunity to learn about Him and in the process learn how to love who He created them to be: a dignified woman that is loved, seen, and valued- worthy of honor and respect. It offers first steps or a refresher journey to the heart of God for those who are curious or would like to establish or enrich their relationship with the Savior. This class will also touch on their precious value and uniqueness, finding purpose, and ends with a crown making activity and a certificate. This free gathering is for all ages, 14 and up, so mark your calendars for September 23 from 10 am-12:30pm!

Operation Prom Girl 2023~ “Crowns and Pearls”-Was A Success!

The Dresses and Dreams Project’s Operation Prom Girl 2023~ “Crowns and Pearls” ~ was an amazing event held in April where girls received gowns, shoes, jewelry and more for their formal event. Most importantly, these young ladies arrived to find a beautiful sit-down event with a full itinerary that included speakers on real life issues who pointed to hope, healing, and identity. There was also a fashion show, luncheon, music and resources like Birthchoice Centers, Project 99, SAFE Family Justice Centers, Builders of Faith, Abundantly Authentic, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Roads to Empowerment. Special guest 103.5 The Vine radio station also joined us. In our 10th year, the Operation Prom Girl event is more than just a dress, it’s an experience that helps identify the needs of a teen with difficult circumstances, and helps to stand in the gap to point her to her full, God-given potential and help her remove barriers that keep her from it.

Goodie bags and raffle prizes were also received by each attendee and to date, over 2600 gowns have been given away through our free teen and military women’s programs. We are 100% volunteer staffed 501c3 organization dependent on community and individual partnerships. To find out more about how you can support our endeavors, please contact dressesanddreamsproject@gmail.com or to financially support us, you may donate at this website.

Dresses For Heroes

Through our Dresses For Heroes program, this year’s military ball dress giveaway served 59 military women and wives who were in need of assistance to attend their military balls or other events. We were also happy to connect some of these ladies with other types of resources and referrals to make life a little brighter for those who serve our country. The Dresses and Dreams Project honors and respects those who serve and are grateful for their service.

Operation Prom Girl 2022~ DIGNIFIED- A Beautiful Story

All-day event included modest fashion show and concluded with gown giveaway

In its 9th event year, Operation Prom Girl 2022 was a huge success and many girls were blessed with a full day of enrichment. This year’s theme, DIGNIFIED, was the focus, resulting in attendees understanding its definition and learning of their own inherent worth and value. Operation Prom Girl is available in early spring each year to girls who are experiencing any type of hardship or challenging circumstance. The program is free of charge and each girl leaves with a gown, goodie bags and prizes, but more rewarding, she leaves with a full heart knowing that she is loved, supported, and valued. Resources and advocacy are available onsite in case a girl is experiencing a challenge or hurdle in her life that keeps her from moving forward into her purpose. Many girls just need guidance or direction. We are thankful to the various resources we partner with that offer professionals who advocate for real-life subjects that teens and others are experiencing. Some of these include domestic violence, pro-life pregnancy support, educational/career, spiritual matters, bullying, healthy relationships, addiction, and mental health support. Though The Dresses and Dreams Project primarily serves the Inland Empire, anyone is welcome to apply for a ticket to the free event and formal gown giveaway. Teens as far as Victorville, CA were served at this event which also featured a luncheon and guest speakers amidst a beautiful crowns with rose gold and creme-decorated venue at Elevation Church in Menifee. The Dresses and Dreams Project is 100% volunteer-staffed; to financially support our organization please contact dressesanddreamsproject@gmail.com or visit https://thedressesanddreamsproject.org/donations/ on this website.

Yes to the dress! Photos by Candace Gordon Photography
Pretty decor and themes makes the guests feel special
Over 800 gowns on site- grand finale is the gown selection. Graduates and prom attendees can choose their perfect dress. Photos by Candace Gordon Photography
Menifee Police Department supports our program and this breaks down barriers between teens and law enforcement . Photos by Candace Gordon Photography
Dignified Fashion Show- Photos by Candace Gordon Photography
It takes many volunteers to serve at The Dresses and Dreams Project. We love our volunteers. Photos by Candace Gordon Photography
Prayer is offered to anyone who wants to come forward.
Yes to the dress! Look at that smile! Photos by Candace Gordon Photography
Founder, Dawn Schultz, with some of the clients
Decor was provided by Catherine Walsh who did an awesome job in creating in alignment with the founder’s vision. Photos by Candace Gordon Photography
We’ve outgrown the venue!
Clients requesting prayer for the circumstances they face
Our human trafficking speaker, Professor Nancy Aguirre, also has Administration of Justice educational opportunities and coaching for clients who want to move into a career in crime intelligence analyst, law enforcement, Fire or dispatch. Photos by Candace Gordon Photography

Operation Prom Girl Is Rolling Into Town!

Our 8th Annual Operation Prom Girl event is happening again this year in the Inland Empire, Riverside County area of Southern California. This year’s theme is “ Dignified” . More than just a dress, this is a full day for teens only and features a luncheon. sweet treats, fashion show, and powerful speakers that bring hope and encouragement. We have resources onsite to help with college or career education, as well as support and advocacy for issues like human trafficking awareness, domestic violence, healthy relationships, teen pregnancy and addiction and suicide prevention. The highlight of the event is our free prom dresses, accessories, prizes, and each girl leaves with a swag bag full of goodies. This event is free to any girl experiencing a hardship or challenging circumstance and it is our goal to assist these girls with finding their purpose, knowing their value and dignity, and living life to their full potential. Register here on this site: https://thedressesanddreamsproject.org/application-to-receive-a-dress/

Gamechanger Series Presents “ Human Trafficking Power Hour” With Nancy Aguirre

Our Gamechanger Series of classes and workshops takes us through a year of tackling real and raw life subjects plaguing our youth and communities by providing a safe forum where one can not only educate themselves, but reach out for help if they are being victimized. Our next class will be Human Trafficking – on Saturday, March 26 at 10am- 11am on zoom .

It’s in your schools, on your social media, and in our own backyards. Worldwide, the US is # 1 in child/human trafficking , a ruthless crime fueled by greed, power and sadistic desires and addictions. This class is a must for youth, parents, and adults featuring special guest, Nancy Aguirre, who is a crime prevention analyst specializing in the area of human trafficking. She worked for many years with Riverside County’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and the nonprofit organization Million Kids. She is also a professor in the Administration of Justice Department at Riverside Community College, teaching Crime and Intelligence Analyst Administration of Justice classes. Any high school student in attendance will receive two community service hours for participation. Ages 14 and up may attend. #gamechangerseries #dressesanddreamsproject #humantrafficking #morethanjustadress

Volunteers Meeting A Hit

Volunteers sign up for a team of their choice to work the Operation Prom Girl 2022 event, a program for teen girls who are graduating or going to prom

The Dresses and Dreams Project is a fully volunteer operated nonprofit organization. Our volunteer meetings are beginning to wrap up for Operation Prom Girl 2022. We still need committed volunteers and dedicated team leaders! This year’s theme is “Dignified” and teens who volunteer with us will be guaranteed an event ticket as well as first choice in dresses!

At the end of February, we met at Starbucks in Wildomar to hear about the mission and vision of Dresses and Dreams Project, a personal testimony of hope from the founder, as well as an opportunity to sign up for event volunteerism. Our next meeting is on March 19 at the event venue, Elevation Church in Menifee. Anyone interested in volunteering should be able to commit to attend the next two meetings leading up to event as no volunteers can be accepted as walk-ins on day of event. Please fill out voluntrer form on this site to get started.

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