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Donations Dress Up Teens for Prom

Girls from Monarch School pick out free dresses for high-school ritual

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    Donations Dress Up Teens for Prom
    The Monarch School's prom is scheduled for June at the San Diego Zoo.

    The Princess Project puts homeless and economically disadvantaged teenage girls in chiffon and silk for their proms.

    The program is a nonprofit that provides girls, including 11 from the Monarch School (a downtown campus for homeless students), with dresses from such designers as Vera Wang and BCBG so that they can be like their economically advantaged peers for prom night, according to KPBS.org.

    "We're really excited today," Princess Project founder Angela Geisler told the teens who were picking out their dresses, reported KPBS.org. "We have a ton of dresses, and everything is color-coordinated!"

    Every year, The Princess Project seeks and receives thousands of new or nearly new dresses and accessories in excellent condition from individual donors or corporate sponsors. The charity began in San Francisco and only recently branched out to Southern California.