"Dresstravaganza" provides young women outfits, memories, self-confidence
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"Dresstravaganza," a community outreach program here in the Treasure Valley affords some high school girls the chance to make prom memories on a tight budget.
For five years running, thanks to the kindness and generosity of members in the community who donate hundreds of dresses, "Dresstravaganza" gives high school junior and senior girls like Beth Wittel the opportunity to experience the magic of prom night.
"It feels amazing," Wittel said. "I can't even put it into words."
Monica Stamper, the founder of this "Dresstravaganza" says it spawned because she and her friends had dresses that were hanging in their closets for years, never touched.
The program grew from having 100 dresses available to girls in need in 2009, to more than 800 this spring.
"A lot of them, [girls] I've had them say I've never felt beautiful before and today I feel beautiful," Stamper said. "You can't put a price tag on that. To boost self-esteem and confidence in these young ladies, it's a great feeling and a great experience."
On two prom nights in April, the program not only gives girls dresses, but also does hair, make-up and nails.
For more information on "Dresstravaganza" visit Facebook or contact Monica Stamper: 208-870-2840.