Operation Prom Girl 2017 Kickoff Unveils Visions of Wonderland

We held our 2017 Kickoff for our volunteers and interested community members on October 20 at Wellness and More in Murrieta. We gathered for the support and pre- planning of our event which will take place, tentatively, on April 8, 2017.

This year’s big day for the girls who attend will include a fashion show, empowering speakers, lunch and dessert. And of course, dresses and more! We are excited to have volunteer support to create the founder, Dawn Schultz, vision of a Wonderland theme. Think Alice! 

We were blessed to have some beautiful faces show up and support our cause.

Our director of Operations, Linda Harris, led the meeting and opened us up in prayer. She went over our agenda and reiterated our mission statement, our focus,  and objectives to our guests. Some of the Items  on the agenda were :

Upcoming Fundraisers- we are planning several fundraisers leading up to the 2017 event . These include a cookie exchange and silent auction, a women’s tea, and since our taco dinner was such a hit, we are planning to do another! We also discussed a walk-a-thon which would tenatively be held next fall at a local park. 

We were honored to have George Cambrero as a guest. George and EVMWD graciously donated $100 to our organization! Thank you!

We are currently collecting baskets and other items  from our Inland Valley Empire friends and businesses for our end of year chili dinner and silent auction to be held in Wildomar on December 3. To donate, please contact Dawn or Linda at operationpromgirl@ gmail.com. We have faith in a fun and successful community event that will  raise funds for our big event on April 8. 

Shortly after the vision came to life in 2014, we assisted 15 girls. In 2015 we assisted 47 girls. This year we have assisted 96 girls and this newly includes assisting military women who need formals to get to their balls and other events, and military women with PTSD for glam makeovers. We anticipate being able to assist well over 100 participants in 2017! 

Operation Prom Girl is powered solely by volunteerism and community support/donations. We thank God for this organization that has a growth of over 100% since our first event in 2014. We expect to continue to rapidly grow, and are implementing new ideas to carry forth the vision of beauty from the inside out through love, courage, and empowerment. Operationpromgirl@gmail.com

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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