A Real Cinderella Story

"A pair of shoes can change your life...just ask Cinderella"

I was able to help out with the coolest event ever, The Cinderella Project, which provides prom dresses, evening shoes, jewelry and handbags to girls who are unable to afford them. The girls are chosen from surrounding schools in the county, and get to come in to choose a beautiful gown and accessories to take to their prom for free. The event was held at Saks Fith Avenue for two days, and was a complete blast!

 I cannot tell you how much fun it was to help the girls find the perfect dress, and see their faces when they came out to stand for a photo with the whole look. Smiles, laughter, happy squeals and sequins filled my day from 8:30 till 3. I even donated a few of my old gowns that had been sitting pretty in my closet, and was thrilled to see them swirling off in a cloud of chiffon and glitter to new homes!
Like my fairy godmother crown?

All of us volunteers got to be "fairy godmothers" for the day, complete with wands and crowns; it was truly a treat. Here's a few photos from the event and also the behind the scenes organizing, steaming, sizing, bagging and everything else that went into getting these gowns ready for their Cinderellas. The amazing, talented and hard-working woman behind all of this fun, Judy, is a good friend of my grandmother, and is now a great friend of mine! It was such fun being able to help alongside her.

These were a few of the Cinderellas. 
Getting all of the dresses organized and ready to go to Saks! 
(All photos via EveryChild blog)

What a wonderful and fun-filled day it was. It's always a joy to help someone else, especially when you see a smile on their face because they feel good about themselves. At the end of the day, I was tired, but in the best way possible; I'll not forget the smiles of these beautiful girls in their gowns, ready for the ball.

"A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true."

Blessings, Sequins and Smiles,

Candice (the Fairy Godmother)


Katie said...

that's so sweet :) a ministry in my town collects prom dresses and sells them for five-ten dollars, and then the money goes towards helping the ministry with the food pantry and whatnot. I love it.

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Taylor said...

What a sweet event! I think it is so nice that you helped out, you should be very proud of youself. I'm sure it was so rewarding to see all of those girls beaming with happiness!!

Megan said...

Hi! I found your blog from creative index

YOU are so cute and that's awesome that you helped with such a fun ministry! I've heard of it before and think it's great!

Mikelle Jade said...

You're awesome. Seriously, I've always thought you were just the sweetest girl I've known.

I will be sending you an email later today or early tomorrow. Sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you :)

Devea said...

I seriously would love to do this! Seems like such a great and fun thing to do! xo :)

Sarah said...

How wonderful!! :)

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Anonymous said...

What a fabulous event! I would love to participate in something like this, how lovely to help those girls achieve their fairy tale. :)

Gracie said...

This is really amazing!! I think it's so great that you were involved with this fantastic event. All girls deserve this chance. x

Chelsea said...

This is really cool!!!! you go girl :)

Unknown said...

That is so neat! How cool to be a part of inpacting a young girl's life. I would have LOVED to be there and see the smiles on their faces.

Shay said...

Oh my gosh what an absolutely awesome experience I bet that was! I am jealous- I would have loved to be a part of that!

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