Friday, March 13, 2009

Grab Bag Friday: Operation Fairy Dust

George Bailey: That's some dress, Violet.

: Oh, this old thing? Why, I only wear it when I don't care how I look!

Spring is almost here! The 16 degree (feels like 9) temperature outside tells me otherwise, but I choose to believe the calendar.

We all know two things are inevitable in Spring:
  1. Spring cleaning
  2. Spring dances
I read recently about a brilliant organization that is ready and waiting to help with both. It's easy:
  1. Clean out your closet and set aside your old prom and bridesmaid dresses that you'll (truly) never wear again.
  2. Send them to Operation Fairy Dust, where they will be donated to a girl who can't afford one.
Operation Fairy Dust is based out of New York City, but if you prefer, you can make the same impact in your own community by donating your dresses to the local Goodwill or thrift shop. Or just ask around. Even if you think your dress is outdated, just remember..."vintage" is back in style (haven't you seen the legwarmers the past couple of winters?)

Though prom dresses were never my thing, I have to say, this is a *great* idea. (Ok, so I wore my Converse high tops and a crazy fringed shawl to my prom, but that's another story...)

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