Do you have a prom, homecoming or cocktail dress taking up space in your closet? A local non-profit organization, The Fairy Prom Mother, started by 16 year old Emily Goodrich of Oxford, is now accepting new or gently worn dresses, accessories and dress shoes to be redistributed to local high school girls for the upcoming prom season.
In a recent interview with Tamara Beland on Get Your Local On, the Worcester Academy junior tells THE LAKE 940 she got the idea to start the organization while shopping for her own prom dress with her mother. “I realized how fortunate I am to be able to go out and purchase a dress and have someone support me through that process, and I realized not every girl has that opportunity.”
You can make a donation until March 15th at Carbonneau Bridal on 292 West Boylston Street in Worcester, or at the UPS Store on Park Avenue in Worcester or Southbridge Street in Auburn.
If you, or someone you know, are in need of a dress, Emily stopped by THE LAKE 940 to let local girls know about a very special event on Saturday, March 17th at the Worcester Public Library. The Fairy Prom Mother’s Boutique Day is taking place from 12-4PM where “girls from all over Worcester County are invited to come and try on their dream prom dress and hopefully they find the one.”
Dresses will be free to those in need on a first come, first serve basis to help with the high costs associated with going to prom.
Emily says, her goal is to “make prom magical for each and every girl.” If you are in need of a dress and are not able to make it to Boutique Day you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her on her organization’s Facebook Page.
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