This weekend, Kacey and I had the opportunity to attend a fabulous charity event at Tabaq Bistro in Washington, D.C. called “Dresses for Dreams.”
“Dresses for Dreams,” an initiative of Family Matters of Greater Washington, helps young girls from low-income families attend their prom with self-confidence and style. All students are not afforded the same opportunities in life; going to the prom, shopping for a new dress with your mom and best friends, getting your hair and nails done, and simply enjoying one of the most memorable times in your life may seem somewhat standard to a lot of us. To those young girls in our area who do not have the financial means to obtain what they need for their senior prom, its not so standard–its more of a wish upon a star.
Admission into the “Dresses for Dreams” event was free if you brought in a prom dress or accessories to donate. In later events, these dresses and accessories will be given to high school senior girls, absolutely free of charge, in addition to complimentary hair, makeup, and car services–everything needed to make prom night awesome. The only thing they do not supply is the prom date Hosted by WPGC’s Sunni and the City and ABC 7′s Cynne Simpson with complimentary Remy V cocktail (that I could not indulge in), the event was nothing short of a success.
The “Dresses for Dreams” Boutique will be open on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 4-7PM. Here, the girls will pick out their dresses and accessories, try them on, and feel like the princesses they truly are. While this initiative is completely awesome on its on, Family Matters of Greater Washington still needs help from the community. If you, or anyone you know of, is a licensed hairstylist, makeup artist, or owns a car service and would like to donate their time and expertise to a great cause, please contact Masada Johnson via email at MJohnson@familymatters.org or by phone at (202) 289-1510.