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Fairy Godmother Project Gives Hundreds of Dresses to Girls
DAYTON -- We're approaching spring, and for many girls, they are already thinking about prom. Now, hundreds of young women in the Miami Valley have a lot to smile about, thanks to a fairy godmother.
"I had a lot of luck actually," said Erin Jones, giggling. She went with a beautiful scarlet dress. Paired with pearls and heels, she has a perfect classic look for her Tecumseh High School Prom.
"Prom dresses are just so expensive, and to be able to come here and just get one is amazing," said Jones.
"It's amazing how many dresses they have, how many volunteers they have," said her mother, Cheryl Jones.
What else would you expect from a fairy godmother? From floor-length to short, from lace to sequins, young women had about a thousand dresses to choose from, all for free.
"It's wonderful to see their eyes sparkle, and then see them walk out with such a wonderful dress."
The annual Fairy Godmother Project is now in its sixth year, put on by the organization Clothes That Work.
"Our primary mission is to help job seekers with professional clothing, and we've expanded that somewhat this time of the year to help families reduce the burdensome expense of prom," said Paula Cosby. Clothes That Work executive director.
Parents, like Cheryl Jones, are thankful for this event that helps them focus on what really matters.
"I'm just thrilled that she's so happy with what she picked out and she's going to have a wonderful prom now," Jones said.
All the smiles, including Erin Jones,' show just how special these prom-goers feel.
"This is such an awesome opportunity for so many girls."
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