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Your tax-deductible donation directly supports a modest yet mighty nonprofit organization and its programs and events for teens and military women, and ensuring we can continue our work perpetually and always keep our exciting programs free of charge to those experiencing difficulties.
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Dawn Schultz

Founder and President

Dawn began the Dresses and Dreams Project organization as ” Operation Prom Girl” in 2013, shortly after moving to the IE from Los Angeles County where she held an occupation as a makeup artist for over 20 years. She is a single mother of three and blessed grandmother of a beautiful granddaughter.  She is a multiple trauma survivor who believes every day of our lives holds God-given opportunities. She is a visionary who has a passion for matters plaguing our society like addiction, human/child/organ trafficking, fatherless family systems, addiction, and domestic violence. She enjoys water, worship, walking, mentoring, poetry, cooking, making artisan products and apothecary, and spending quality time with her kids.



Natalie Morgan

vice president

Natalie Morgan is dedicated to service as a volunteer and in Christian ministry leadership. Born in Atlanta, Georgia she has spent most of her life in Southern California raising a family. In the past several years she and her husband founded Builders of Faith Ministries, a non-profit organization with the mission of serving others who are in need and spreading love through this service. Natalie is also ordained pastor. Builders Of Faith administers a prison ministry program, Angel Tree, a holiday Christmas extravaganza for children with incarcerated parents and underwrites scholarships and camp opportunities for youth. Natalie is a member of Rock Church San Diego and has volunteered with the Billy Graham Crusade, and A Night to Honor Israel (John Hagee Ministries). Natalie enjoys morning Bible Study, cooking, decorating and spending quality time with loved ones. 



Candice Gordon

secretary

Candice Gordon is a family photographer who also serves as part of a team specializing in elopement photography and videography. Alongside her professional endeavors, she teaches photography classes within the community as a way to give back. With a passion for education, Candice dedicated over 15 years to volunteering in schools, allowing her to build connections with numerous students and nurture their enthusiasm for learning. A resident of Menifee, CA, she is a married is a mother of three and continues to serve at her daughter’s elementary school.



Reanna Ritter

Treasurer & accountant

Reanna was born and raised in beautiful South Lake Tahoe and is the youngest of six siblings. She was raised in a religion that undermined women. She watched people suffer and as a result and decided she would not allow that in her life. She spent the next 15 years working in restaurants and retail at various levels. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2012, and her Master’s in Business in 2017. Later, she started her accounting career in payroll and was quickly promoted to Financial Controller and progressed in corporate accounting for midsize restaurant chains for the next 4 years. Reanna then started Ritter Accounting and Consulting and works with a wonderful team of people. 



Bridgette Moore

CITY COUNCILWOMAN FOR WILDOMAR, CA , ADVISORY BOARD

Bridgette Moore was part of the inaugural city council in 2008. She has served three terms and is currently serving her fourth term. She was the first woman to serve as Mayor in 2010. She was appointed to Mayor again in 2016 and has called Wildomar her home for the past 22 years. She is married to her husband, Stewart Moore, and they have one son, Jake. Bridgette also has two grandsons from her bonus daughter, Catherine.



Keisha Montefleury

founder of abundantly authentic, advisory board

Keisha Montfleury is first a believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, then a mom, and next an entrepreneur. She believes that it is our responsibility to encourage the young generations so they are armed with the tools, knowledge, and strategies to thrive as individuals. It’s important for our girls to practice HEALTHY CONFIDENCE and that is why she enjoys being a part of Dresses & Dreams Project. She is also the proud mom of 3 beautiful kids, and currently resides in Southern California.


Rosie Lovato

college and career, founder of generations rise, advisory board

Roseann Lovato is the Founder of Generations RISE 501(c)3. She has worked for the State of CA (most currently works as an Analyst) for over 18 years. She received a BA in Sociology (CSUF), and Master’s Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Career and Technical Education (CSUSB). She has mentored and volunteered with other organizations and has served as a Career Coach. She currently holds a CA CTE Teaching Credential to teach Business & Finance. She declares her Christian Faith and acknowledges that God has called her to mentoring and the teaching of life skills to at-risk youth for the purpose of prevention of unhealthy behaviors that often leads to harsh consequences including drug abuse and incarceration. 


Aiko Yambao

SAFE Family Justice Center, advisory board

Aiko's bio is coming soon!

"More volunteers and financial supporters are needed in a BIG WAY!"

Ranch RV & Self-Storage has had the privilege of parenting as a Dresses & Dreams Community sponsor since September of 2021. I have personally attended two events this wonderful nonprofit has put on. This organizations builds up teenage girls through their events and brings in speakers that share real life experiences and wisdom for these young ladies to THRIVE as a teenager. These teenagers also received prom dress assistance so they can feel like a Princess at there HS prom or dances. The volunteers at Dresses and Dreams are some of the most giving and hardworking ladies that I have ever met. Their hearts to support and educate teenager girls about sex trafficking, drugs, teenage pregnancy, bullying, pure pressure, & options for mental and physical abuse is something I wish I had been offered when I was a struggling teenager.
More volunteers and financial supporters are needed in a BIG WAY. Please consider becoming a monthly community financial contributor for this wonderful nonprofit.

VP of the Ranch RV and Self Storages

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Frequently Asked Questions

What areas do you serve?

We are rooted in the Inland Empire of Riverside County, where most of our events take place. Typically, we do onsite events in areas local to our home base and also do events on military bases and school campuses, on request.

What is the cost to get a dress or attend your programs end events?

Our dresses, events, and services are free

What ages do you serve?

Ages 14 and up and teen girls/ military women who want to attend their proms and military balls

How do I donate a dress?

You can drop off a dress by scheduling an appointment. Visit the contact us page to get in touch. If you don't live close you can mail it to:
The Dresses and Dreams Project
23905 Clinton Keith Rd.
114-299
Wildomar, CA 92595

what is the criteria to donate dress, shoes, or bags?

Our criteria for formal gowns is that gowns must be new or very gently worn and free of stains. They must be appropriate for a teen girl or military woman, with style being within the last few years fashion. Shoes must be appropriate and new or very gently worn. We accept pearl jewelry and new swag bag items for our clients such as makeup items, toiletries, pens, journals, and inspiring items.