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April 3, 2012

Do you remember your own graduation? Perhaps the dress you wore and how special it made you feel? I am attaching a guest blog written by Shelley Freedman on behalf of the Cinderella Project, a project that transforms high school grads, who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend their own graduation celebrations, into gorgeous, well-dressed gals and guys ready for their special night. And, if you would like to watch the April 5th Canucks game and support this worthwhile cause, follow this link for more information.

Shelley Freedman

Here’s the description from their website:  the Cinderella Project is “about the dream, not the dress”. This project provides underprivileged high school graduates with formal attire so they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. Without assistance, these students could not afford to participate in their graduation celebrations. It recognizes outstanding young people who have succeeded in the face of overwhelming odds and boosts their confidence and self-esteem through respect and positive mentorship.

Every spring, these students come to boutique day. Some are composed and quiet when they arrive for check-in. Others are a little nervous, but excited and some clearly hesitant. They strut, stride or slouch in an enviable array of fashion statements. Most have someone with them to share the experience, be they a relative, friend, teacher or counsellor. One very composed girl came by herself. She waited quietly, so contained. This is the kind of event where…

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