How it Works
Every year The Princess Project seeks and receives hundreds of beautiful dresses from individual donors, corporations and fundraisers.
2. WORK TOGETHER
After we receive all of the dresses and accessories, our wonderful volunteers organize them for our dress giveaway event.
During our dress giveaway, hundreds of teens from all over the Bay Area (sometimes even farther) come and find their perfect dress to make their prom dreams real!
In addition to helping high school teens attend their prom with style and confidence, The Princess Project is driven by seven core values.
In everything we do, we strive to honor these values so that we can continue to provide the most fun and memorable experience for the teens we serve, volunteers that help, and our generous donors.
We strive to OFFER meaningful volunteer leadership opportunities for women, and seek to provide a venue for volunteers to grow personally and professionally.
We TRUST that teens who are in financial need of garments or accessories will attend The Princess Project events, and we will welcome them without question.
We strive to INCLUDE the diversity of people represented in our communities and our volunteer corps
We CELEBRATE bodies of all sizes and avoid using body imagery in our marketing and outreach.
We VALUE the importance of recycling and of using the earth’s resources wisely.
We strive to INCLUDE representatives of teens that we serve in our decision-making processes.
We strive to CREATE a respectful, fun atmosphere for the teens we serve at the Dress Giveaway events.
Wearing the dress made me feel like a Princess, but more than anything, I think it was just so magical, that just with a mere 30 minutes and a dress, I changed. I felt like a Princess because of my fairy godmother. Because of the kindness I saw in people. Because of the love and care and passion for helping others that I felt.Kelsey Wong / The Princess Project
I found the most beautiful dress. It is a semi golden/yellow Vera Wang strapless dress. When I put it on everyone’s jaws dropped and they said “wow”. I really did feel like a princess, something that in my life I have never felt.Dress Giveaway Attendee / Princess Project, Silicon Valley
I thank you for giving me more than you think, you have not only established my faith that there is still good people willing to do good things without gaining anything also that anyone’s dreams can come true.Dress Giveaway Attendee / The Princess Project, Silicon Valley