When you’re that age, not going to prom is the end of the world,” said Mary Linden, co-founder of Operation Cinderella. Founded in 2010, the nonprofit organization based in Wisconsin has helped more than 1,900 low income, underserved and at-risk high school girls have the fairy-tale prom of their dreams.
Each young woman is assigned her own fairy godmother, who serves as a mentor and personal shopper as the girl selects her dress, shoes and other items for prom—all free of charge.
Recently, Operation Cinderella ordered prom swag bags through 4imprint’s one by one® promotional products grant program to use at their events. “Every girl receives a bag when she checks in,” Linden said. “It is filled with fun items like lotion and nail polish, and the girls also use them to take home their shoes, jewelry and clutch.”
Thanks to a collection of amazing volunteers, and hundreds of personal and company donations, every one of these girls gets to spend prom feeling like a princess.