February 26th, 2015
I got to start the morning off surrounded by beautiful gowns. To make things even better the gowns are going to deserving girls who can’t afford to have prom. Spread the Sunshine with Sunlife Financial is sponsoring a local charity each week to help “Spread the Sunshine . This week they chose Prince George Dress Dreams. The girls who are receiving the dresses have worked hard to make it to grade 12, often through personal hardships that most people wouldn’t be able to. The girls are all nominated, and then based on need, are chosen. All year Mandy Paavola works to make sure that there are enough donations for next years graduates, and to make the current years all the more better. On a day, that we keep a secret to protect the girls privacy, the girls come to a location where they pick a dress, shoes, jewelry, then as the dress is altered so that it fits each girl perfectly. As all of this is happening the girls get dolled up with hair and makeup, so that when their dress is perfect they get professional photos taken . Often the girls can’t afford grad photos, never mind to go to prom. The chance to get to be Cinderella, and not worry about their troubles for a day is everything to the girls and the people they bring with them. I can truly say this as I have been volunteering with this charity for 2 years, the amount of happy tears on Dress Day are always so astounding. So if you have a pair of shoes, a fancy dress, or some jewelry you don’t wear any more please pay it forward and donate it to Prince George Dress Dreams. For more information please go to Mandy’s website, here or the Facebook Page here.