Calgary Cinderella Project

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The mission of the Calgary Cinderella Project is to encourage the completion of high school education by assisting youth facing adversity with the celebration of their academic accomplishments. Our program is discreet and honours diversity and educational achievement, while making a student’s dream come true on their graduation day.
































































DRESS DONATIONS























































We are currently accepting donations of:













• Long graduation style dresses 










Dresses sized 00-2 and 14+ (although all sizes are welcome)




• Modest long sleeved dresses





All donations must be no more than 5 years old and in excellent condition.





We currently do not accept shorter dresses (above mid calf), wedding dresses, suits, jackets, mens shoes and accessories.










Dress donations can be taken to one of the Stephen Cleaners locations listed below, year round.





















We appreciate your generosity!





















Crowfoot





















Hamptons





















Varsity Acres





















West Springs




































































































































FINANCIAL DONATIONS







Many of our supporters choose to give their time, while others choose to support the project financially. Your donation will go directly towards making this day magical for each of our graduates. Donations are eligible for a tax receipt.





HOW IT WORKS



Since 2005, the Calgary Cinderella Project celebrates the achievements of aspiring graduates as we fit them for a graduation dress, accessories, and personal care items.





For many students, the path to high school graduation can be a challenging one. The Calgary Cinderella Project exists to meet the growing need for graduates to complete their high school requirements and attend their graduation celebration in the dress of their dreams, regardless of social or financial circumstance. We create an environment of respect so that each student can feel proud to participate in their graduation along with their peers.

Upon arrival, our graduates are matched with Godmothers who assist them through this exciting process. With the encouragement and support of Godmothers,
these students can be themselves and feel comfortable no matter what their circumstances are. We believe that graduation is a significant milestone that should be celebrated.












“Everything was wonderful! It was joyful, organized, beautiful, and safe.”







“It was a day I truly I don’t want to forget.”






HOW DO I BECOME INVOLVED?







BECOMING A GRADUATE



We have completed our 2022 event, look out for our 2023 event! Please email cinderellagraduate@youthcentral.com if you have any questions.




VOLUNTEERING AT THE EVENT







We rely on our amazing volunteers for The Calgary Cinderella Project to be successful.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please sign up using the button to the right. Please note that we’ve completed our 2022 event and won’t be contacting volunteers until early 2023.






































































CONGRATULATIONS!



































In 2020, The Calgary Cinderella Project received a CBE Lighthouse Award for making students, who are facing adversity, feel special and respected on their graduation days.





The Calgary Cinderella Project has dressed students in beautiful gowns and accessories that make their graduation day the special event it deserves to be. The generosity and commitment of its volunteers have turned more than 3,000 students’ academic milestone into a memory they will always remember.



What the Calgary Cinderella Project does is so much more than providing graduation finery. Led by a dedicated core group of volunteers they apply their professional expertise to create a safe and beautiful mental and physical space. These volunteers have poured time, thought and themselves into the project. 








THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY