Get rid of your old prom and bridesmaid dresses to help Arizona teens in fostercare!

Hi everyone,

It is not unheard of for us to line up a bridal party for pictures and see some of the same faces that we’ve seen in this same position, only in different dresses, on a different day, with a different bride and groom. In other words, we know that most of you either have half your closet filled with old bridesmaid dresses or you know someone who does! So what do you do with them? You could…..

a. Regularly have dress up parties with your friends (which loses it’s fun as soon as you realize you don’t fit into half of them anymore).

b. Use them to sew new curtains, but how many windows do you have in your house that need hot pink curtains really?

c. Hang them all over your house to creep out your guests (warning, this may cost you friends and a lot of money for therapy).

d. Donate them to girls who really need to feel special and beautiful for a night.

Assuming that at least some of you chose “d”…. read on!


The Arizona Princess Program provides teenage girls residing in the foster care system a night to SHINE by hosting a formal ball. Each girl who attends this event receives a formal dress, shoes, jewelry, wrist corsage and tiara. Each girl is pampered by make-up artists, hair stylists, and then crowned “Princess” for a night of dinner and dancing. We need your help to make this event a success!

Until the end of May, you can help by donating the following items:
*New (or gently used) formal dresses *Formal shoes
*New makeup *Jewelry *Party purses *Hair accessories

Drop off your donation items at any of Dolce Salon & Spa’s 3 valley-wide locations.
Donate 5 or more items and receive a $25 gift certificate good for Dolce Salon & Spa services!

Dolce Salon & Spa drop off locations (MAY ONLY):

6166 North Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

8385 WestMariner’s Way
Peoria, Arizona 85382

Chandler Fashion Center
3325 West Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, Arizona 85226

If you live out of state or if your closet is fresh out of taffeta, make a financial contribution to The Princess Program today! Your donation of $100 per teen will help create an unforgettable night. All contributions are tax-deductible. Donate online at or mail check payable to Hope & A Future, PO Box 61172, Phoenix, AZ 85082.
Thank you for your support!

For large donations, corporate donations, or scholarships, please call 602-740-1772 or email:

The Arizona Princess Program is a program of Hope & A Future, Inc.

Click here to see the Facebook invitation to this event….
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As always, thanks for partnering with Radiant to help others!

Much love,
Scottie & Breanna

Phoenix Arizona Wedding Photography
Radiant Beauty. Radiant Relationships. Radiant Love….. Radiant Photography.
June 9, 2009 - 3:42 pm

Jenet Simmons - Hey Scottie & Breanna!

I was googling where I could donate my old bridesmaids dresses and your page came up. Do you know who I can contact to do this? Thanks so much!

June 11, 2009 - 10:17 am

Scottie - Hey Jenet, Thanks for stopping by. You can get more information here:

July 20, 2010 - 10:35 am

Watching true beauty happen at the “Arizona Princess Program” « Radiant Life - […] In the past, we have promoted the dress drive so that all of our brides know where to send their bridesmaids to donate their dresses once the wedding’s over.  However, this year we were asked to volunteer our time to take photos for the actual Princess dinner and we couldn’t have been more honored. […]

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