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

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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