Over the last couple of years I have had the privilege of working with The Glass Slipper Project here in Chicago. The 1st year I went there solo, the 2nd year 2 friends came with me & last year 2 additional friends joined in the fun.
This non-profit endeavor helps Chicago high school girls be the “Belle of the Ball” at their high school prom. They collect formal dresses and accessories and allow girls to come through the “boutique” in the spring & select their perfect outfit. For several years I have participated as a “fairy godmother” & been a personal shopper assisting girls through the boutique & selecting the dress, shoes, accessories.
For bloggers in Chicago…the 2006 schedule is now posted & they are looking for volunteers to help set up & staff the boutiques. Also, they are still collecting items to be distributed. If you have a few hours on one of the boutique days I would encourage you to participate. If you aren’t in the Chicago area, the website has a list of similar efforts in other cities & states.
A friend & I have already signed up to help out in the morning session on April 22nd – if you will be there let me know.