Although we get amazing donations and have over 250 dresses at the moment we have a large gap in the area of Grade 8 girls that are on the larger side. These girls tend to have very serious self esteem issues to begin with and then to not fit into a dress from our stock is all the more humiliating. We do not receive very many age appropriate fancy dresses for this age group in the larger sizes and would therefore use the majority of this money to find and buy dresses to meet this need, At 13 these girls have often not yet finished developing so their bodies can be a variety of shapes that do not fit in the standard party dresses. This money would allow us to ensure no Grade 8 girl is humiliated due to her size and body issues.
Funded by Newmarket, ON (April 2013)