The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them. Our effort is made possible through invaluable volunteer, donor, and community support.
The Princess Project executes its mission through seven core values. In everything we do, we strive to honor these values so that we can continue to provide an exemplary experience for the teens we serve, volunteers that help, and our generous donors.
Celebrate healthy body-image
We celebrate bodies of all sizes and avoid using body imagery in our marketing and outreach. Body-oriented graphics and artwork—like torso silhouettes, dress outlines or generic, stock prom photos—inadvertently convey an idealized body size, style and look. By instead using images of the teens we serve and royalty-related imagery like tiaras and crowns, we celebrate the beauty and diversity of teens everywhere, in every size.
Value our earth’s resources
We value the importance of recycling and of using the earth’s resources wisely. We seek to show our respect for this recycling process by treating each clothing and/or accessory donation as valued and important.
Trust our community
We trust that teens who are in financial need of garments or accessories will attend The Princess Project events, and we will welcome them without question. We in turn will foster the important trust of our donors, who give to The Princess Project with the intent that teens in need will benefit.
Offer meaningful experiences
We strive to offer meaningful volunteer leadership opportunities for women, and seek to provide a venue for volunteers to grow personally and professionally. We seek to make The Princess Project planning process rewarding, educational, and fun for our volunteers.
Include diverse representation of our community
We strive to include representatives of teens that we serve in our decision-making processes.
Create fun & respectful environment
We strive to create a respectful, fun atmosphere for the teens we serve at the Dress Giveaway events.
Include a diverse group of volunteers
We strive to include the diversity of people represented in our communities and our volunteer corps.