Getting a little closer

Where do the days go?  We are just weeks away from our Operation Prom Girl Event on March 28, 2015.  To say we are 100% ready would be a far stretch from the truth.  Each day brings a whole host of new challenges and many rewards.  We are just so thankful we have an army of volunteers.

Our biggest needs are dress racks to hang all of the beautiful prom dresses that have been donated.  Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that so many dresses would come in.  Neither of us should be surprised, earlier this year we kept feeling God was telling us to “Dream Big”, and that feeling has been confirmed by many of the wonderful folks we have recently met.

Our second biggest need is donation of items for our girls goodie bags, or gift cards for Dollar Tree and 99 cent store so we can purchase the items.  Gift cards in denominations of $10 or $20 would be awesome!!!

These two items are our primary focus right now.  We have a list of other needs and are very hopeful as we get closer to the event those items will come in.

As we end this week we are feeling grateful for all that God has accomplished – we have made contact with several high schools in the area as well as local service type organizations to ensure all of the girls with needs out there are identified. We are gearing up for our volunteer meeting the first week of March 2015, where we will finalize our plan for the March 28th event.  We are over the top excited with all of the dress donations that have come in, so much that we need that extra dress rack.

We have a couple of things on our “to do” list for today.  One last look at the VFW room in Wildomar for decorating purposes, phone calls to local businesses for donations, and maybe a little bit of enjoying the warm sunny California sunshine!

Thank you all for sharing and caring – please continue to tell your family and friends about Operation Prom Girl

Until next week

Dawn & Linda

Published by The Dresses and Dreams Project

The Dresses and Dreams Project is 501 (c)3 non-profit organization to inspire vulnerable teen girls and women to love and value themselves. We provide resources, referrals and empowerment through workshops, classes, mentoring and community collaboration to girls and women year- round at a mind, body, and spirit level, with a special emphasis on self-love, healthy relationships, and integrity. We hold an annual event called Operation Prom Girl where we have provided over 1200 prom dresses to high school girls and assisted with military balls and events for special learners. We also donate dresses to all women who have a need. Our mission is to empower women through the magic of a beautiful dress, and inspire them to live to their full potential and purpose.

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