DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A group of Mid-Michigan high school girls took the runway for a good cause in the Lansing Mall, as prom season approaches.
"I just felt like pretty princess. I just felt like this was the moment I walked in."
This was the goal for everyone walking in the Ever After Opportunities fashion show last Saturday.
"'It was really, really exciting to see girls from so many different schools come in and participate," said Rebecca Moccardine, President of Ever After Opportunities.
Each of the girls participating the fashion show had different reasons being there.
"It's for a very good cause. So like if I can come out here and help promote it. I would love to," said Maddy S., a junior at Holt High School.
That cause is giving local girls all of these prom dresses free of charge so they can feel beautiful for their special night.
"There's so many families that struggle between bills and food, you know, and finding that beautiful dress to make them feel like a princess is often out of reach for a lot of families," said Rebecca.
Rebecca started the Ever After Opportunities organization with that in mind. She says none of this would be possible without the community.
"It's because of women from the community that have come in and donated the dresses. To the girls. My heart is completely full," she explained.
Starting this week, Ever After Opportunities will be giving away dresses every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to girls who are in need of prom dresses.
The organization is also always accepting more community sponsors and dress donations of all sizes, with a strong need for plus-size dresses.
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