FAQs

What Teens Need to Know

When and where is The Princess Project?

The Princess Project holds its giveaway events each spring in preparation for prom season, usually in March or April. We have sites in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley. To receive regular updates on our annual giveaway, including dates, times and locations, register for our newsletter.

Are the dresses and accessories really free?

The Princess Project holds its giveaway events each spring in preparation for prom season, usually in March or April. We have sites in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego and Tracy. To receive regular updates on our annual giveaway, including dates, times and locations, register for our newsletter.

What Teen Organizations Need to Know

How can I schedule an advance appointment for a group of teens?

During our event season, groups of 10 or more teens accompanied by an adult chaperone can schedule an advance appointment for a private boutique night. Learn more on our locations’ pages.

How can my organization benefit from The Princess Project year-round?

The Princess Project is undertaking a new initiative to connect teens and volunteers with teen-serving organizations on a year-round basis. To find out more, please contact us.

What Donors Need to Know

Can I make a tax-deductible cash donation to The Princess Project?

Yes! The incredible success of The Princess Project is due to the generosity of people just like you. We are a 100% volunteer-run effort, and all gifts go toward The Princess Project Dress Giveaway events. Your donation may help pay for racks, dry cleaning, publicity materials or dresses sizes 0-2 or size 18+.

Please donate online or make your check payable to:

The Princess Project
P.O. Box 471045
San Francisco, CA 94147-1045

Thank you for considering supporting The Princess Project. You will receive a thank you letter shortly after making your donation, acknowledging receipt of your contribution for tax accounting purposes.

What garment donations are best for The Princess Project?

Due to space limitations, The Princess Project prefers for donations to be made during our event season—usually in February or March of each year. We also have several year-round drop-off locations. We accept new or nearly new formal gowns and accessories in excellent condition (including purses, jewelry, shawls and wraps) appropriate for high school teens to wear to prom. Find out more details on our Dresses and Accessories page.

If you represent a business seeking to make a major in-kind dress or accessory donation outside of February or March, please contact us for information.

How do I organize a dress drive?

Organize friends, colleagues or your volunteer group to gather their gorgeous gowns and sparkling tiaras to breathe new life into them and pass them along to The Princess Project and the teens we serve. Each year, we post a Do-It-Yourself Donation Drive Kit on our site during our event season. It outlines how to collect dresses and accessories for The Princess Project.

What Volunteers Need to Know

Do you need volunteers?

Year after year, volunteers are integral to the success of The Princess Project. Through our dress giveaway events and boutique nights in the Spring of each year, more than 600 volunteers help reach thousands of high school teens making their prom dreams become a reality. Learn more in the Volunteer section of our site.

How do I start a similar dress giveaway project in my community?

The Princess Project is incorporated and retains all rights to its name and logo. We do, however, welcome your inquiry to start new Princess Project chapters in your community. For more information, please contact us.

Other

Have you been in the press?

Since 2002, The Princess Project has received coverage in the local media, including the San Francisco Chronicle, The Examiner, San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco magazine, KMEL, KFOG, KITS, KYLD, KLLC, and features on Evening Magazine, KTVU, KGO, KRON, KNTV and KPIX news. The Princess Project also has garnered national media attention, including a feature on The Tyra Banks Show, coverage in Glamour, Lucky and Self magazines, television features in San Diego, Chicago and Houston, and a radio feature on NPR!

For media inquiries, please contact our PR team at kira.keating@princessproject.org

Learn about The Princess Project:

2014 Press

The Princess Project is voted San Francisco’s Favorite Charity!

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2013 Press

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2012 Press

2011 Press and older