January 24, 2014

Gently used formal dresses sought for program

From staff reports

---- — DENVER — Donate your gently used formal dresses to help girls have their dream prom. Between now and Feb. 21, dresses are being collected at North Miami and Peru high schools and the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Peru. Area high school girls can get a free formal dress during Boutique Day from 1 to 5 p.m. March 2 at St. Charles School in Peru.

Formal dresses, accessories and shoes should be clean and in good repair. On Boutique Day, girls can bring in a dress to trade, or simply come and browse through the selection of hundreds of dresses. Girls can also put their name in a raffle for a chance to win hair-styling, tanning sessions and other prom-related services donated from local businesses.

As dresses are donated, we’ll be posting pictures and sizes on our Facebook page at Fairy Godmother Project of Miami County. Check back often to see the selection. Dresses are given away first come, first served during the Boutique Day.

On Boutique Day, girls should bring a pair of heels for trying on dresses. Girls are asked to bring no more than one female guest, and no children please.

Businesses can help by donating services such as hair-styling, tanning, dinner or anything to help defray the cost of prom for girls in difficult circumstances. Cash donations and checks written to Fairy Godmother Project of Miami County are accepted and will be used for advertising and consumables used at the Boutique Day.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Jessica Monnot at

To volunteer, contact Ella Faine at