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Cinderella experience for local kids thanks to Prince George Dress Dreams

A girl dreams about her dress from a very young age. #MPMakeup #PGdressdreams

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Everyone deserves to feel beautiful, no matter their economic status.

Graduating from high school is a monumental feat and one that each and every teenager should get to enjoy.

Unfortunately, the big day can come with an even bigger price tag.

From the dress to the shoes, and not to mention hair, make-up and jewellery, the whole experience can leave many kids feeling left out. For many, the luxury is simply out of reach.

That’s where Prince George Dress Dreams comes in.

They have been making dress dreams come true since 2011 and was inspired by local make-up artist, Mandy Paavola.

Mandy created the service as a way to channel her passion for helping underprivileged youth.

<who>Photo Credit: MP Make-up Artistry</who>

A few years ago, the mother and entrepreneur relocated from Vancouver where she had a significant role in The Cinderella Project.

Prince George Dress Dreams is Mandy’s northern version of this important cause and her own way of bringing light and happiness to those who could use it.

<who>Photo Credit: PG Dress Dreams</who>

Both girls and guys received the full Cinderella experience this past month.

Friends and family nominated deserving candidates, who were treated like royalty.

With hundreds of dresses in every style imaginable, glamorous shoes and dazzling accessories, Prince George Dress Dreams has been making countless wishes come true.

A special thanks to Mandy, her many selfless volunteers and everyone who has donated dresses and other fabulous goodies.

Without their efforts, many of Prince George’s youth would have to miss out.

<who>Photo Credit: PG Dress Dreams</who>

For the past three years, Prince George Dress Dreams has been nominated for Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce ‘Community Impact Award’.

Their efforts have not gone unnoticed!

<who>Photo Credit: PG Dress Dreams</who>

While the annual event for Prince George Dress Dreams Day has come and gone, Mandy and her team are always collecting donations for future grads.

Email Prince George Dress Dreams at pgdressdreams@yahoo.ca or check out their Facebook page.

If you’d like to donate, here’s a list of needed items.



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