Last week on March 11, I had the extreme pleasure of participating in the Princess Project, a non-profit organization that allows graduating students an opportunity to have the graduating experience, where it otherwise may not have been possible. The Princess Project collects donations all year round of new or gently used dresses, shoes, jewelry, hair accessories and purses. They then hold a one-day event where the referred students (referred by social workers, counselors, principals, and other school authorities), with the help of their Fairy Grad Mother, choose a suitable outfit and accessories, have their hair styled, nails painted and makeup applied by volunteer beauty professionals, then have a grad photo taken on-site by a professional volunteer photographer. All along this journey, there are sandwiches and other refreshments in case they get hungry. At the end of the day, they get to keep the dress and accessories for their actual grad celebration and they leave with a gift bag. This is only the third year of operation, though 2012 was the very first year that mini manicures were offered as a service, thanks to Sarah Plant of Lady Fingers Nail & Body Care who organized the volunteer nail technicians (I had the honor of being one of them). It was a back-breaking but rewarding day that saw 109 students transform right before our eyes. Thank you to all who was involved with this life-changing event! If any of you readers out there have items or time to donate, please feel free to contact the Princess Project to find out how!
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