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Prom Charities Come to Your Rescue!

Prom may be one of the most important events in high school, but disadvantaged teens aren't able to go cuz they can't afford to buy a dress or tuxedo. But prom charities are making sure everyone is able to attend their prom by helping out. Find out how!

The Princess Project

If you can't afford a dress, The Princess Project can help you out with new, or nearly new dresses and accessories like jewelry, purses, wraps and shoes to match! The best thing about it is that it's absolutely free! Head on over to The Princess Project to find out more about their Dress Giveaway event in San Francisco.

The Glass Slipper Project

Non-profit organizations like The Princess Project have been popping up across North America for the past few years and you can now find one in almost every city. There's The Glass Slipper Project in Chicago, which was featured on Oprah, Fairy Godmothers in Philadelphia, The Ruby Room in Seattle, and The Cinderella Project in Vancouver.

Inside the Dream

Inside the Dream is a Canadian charity that provides prom gear to both girls AND guys! They've got dresses for all the ladies, as well as suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, ties, cuff links and even cologne - all at no cost! Get more info on Inside the Dream.

Limos for Lives

Limos for Lives is a fundraising project organized by The Starfish Children's Fund. It isn't about tuxes and gowns, but about giving up a small luxury - like riding a limo to your prom - and using that money to help under-privileged kids in third world countries. Three high school seniors named Sophie Cole, Brittany McCann and Katie Funk started this project back in 2004 to raise money to open a school for blind children in Calcutta, India. It's been a huge success, as the girls have raised more than $175,000! Check out The Starfish Children's Fund to find out more about Limos for Lives.

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Where Will You Buy Your Prom Dress?

  • I'm going to get a dress from The Princess Project!
  • I'll buy it at the most expensive boutique in the city.
  • I'm wearing my sister's hand-me-down gown.
  • I'll try to find a cheap, but pretty dress at the mall.

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Pink_Kitty
I'm not afraid of my parents. Up to a year ago I was a little afraid of getting punished but not anymore.
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YamiVelvetSkittles
Same here
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dicee
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I'm not afraid of them. I'm just afraid when they'll start thinking I'm worthless. But if I had to choose, I guess my mom since I live most of my life with her.
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raindelaney
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hey,  don't feel any pressure to come out because ultimately it is your choice. Come out only if you're ready to and feel as if your parents are ready as well. 
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