The school season is coming to an end, and this always brings up a big question for graduating students…What will I wear to prom??
While this might be an exciting time for some students, it may also be a stressful time for those who cannot afford the increasing costs associated with prom.
This is where the Corsage Project helps. It is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation, to provide formal gowns and accessories, free of charge, to Toronto area high school girls who are unable to purchase their own prom attire. They did this at their annual Boutique Ball event, held on May 2nd.
The event had volunteers become personal shoppers for the high school girls, helping them pick out a dress, accessories, shoes, and get their makeup done. The girls had a vast selection of dresses and accessories to choose from, donated from individuals and corporate sponsors. The girls then got a professional picture taken, and a gift bag to end their experience.
We heard about this event last year and tried to volunteer but found out it was too late. So when we heard that it was happening again, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass, and we’re happy we didn’t . The event had an amazing group of organizers and volunteers that made the event extra special. We were a little nervous at the start of the event, because it was our first year volunteering. By the end of the day, we were having fun talking to the high school girls and had made friends with the some of the volunteers -Cathleen :). We will definitely be volunteering again.
If you want information on The Corsage Project, visit http://www.corsageproject.ca/