It’s almost prom season. Two Flyers’ ice girls are making sure less fortunate kids make it to the big dance in style.
Cassie Foley and Julia Chiango started a nonprofit called Philly Phairytale to give dresses to young women who could not otherwise afford it
The organization creates pop up shops during homecoming and prom season where teens are able to choose the dress of their dreams. They began collecting dresses last year in anticipation of the need for this prom season.
Girls chose from designers like Alfred Angelo, Prom Girl, Sherri Hill and more, which would cost hundreds of dollars in a store. The best part is students don’t pay a thing. Some of the dresses have never been worn. They also open pop-up prom stores at schools in the city. Makeup artists also come for makeovers and tips.
The organization is always looking for new or gently used dresses. And accept donations in multiple ways. As a non profit they are hoping people in the community to donate monetary funds to help with the cost of supplies, the pop up shops, and future office space. They also obviously accept dress donations
To donate a new or gently used dress visit Philly Phairytale on Facebook or Instagram. You can also check out the video above of the entire interview. Make sure you stick around to see some special members of the XTU Morning Crew wearing some of the dresses. It’s worth the price of admission.