Once Upon a Time…

Those words, and the power of a magic wand, create the dream for many young women attending their graduation ball. High school graduation is a major event in the life of many young people. It is an experience they will treasure for a lifetime. The graduation ball is the climax of the fairy tale, but sadly, attending is not possible for everyone. Imagine if your daughter, niece, or friend, after working for years to receive her high school diploma, did not feel comfortable attending the graduation celebration simply because she could not afford a dress.

The Cinderella Gown Project helps teens in need realize their dreams for high school graduation. Our program is discreet, and celebrates the diversity and educational achievement of our youth. For many of our Cinderellas the path to high school graduation has been a difficult one that we would like to reward and honor.

The Cinderella vision is to meet the growing need for every Calgary area grade 12 female graduate to complete their high school requirements and attend their graduation celebration in the dress of their dreams, regardless of social or financial circumstance. The Cinderella Gown Project creates an environment of respect so that each participant can uphold their dignity and feel proud to participate in their graduation along with all of their peers. We believe that graduation is a significant educational milestone; one of the first important steps in establishing responsible citizens in the broader community.


how to become a cinderella

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The Cinderella Gown Project helps teens in need realize their dreams so they can go to their graduation. Our program is discreet, and a celebration of the diversity and educational achievement of our youth. Read more to find out about becoming a Cinderella.

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meet the godmothers

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The Cinderella Gown Project is run solely by volunteers, and we could not operate the Project without them! All of our volunteers have a unique skill set that they bring to the team and their experiences enhance the growth and success of the project each year. Read on to meet our team.

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looking for ways to donate

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The Cinderella Gown Project accepts donations of cash or clean, beautiful, graduation appropriate gowns and accessories. Please read on for details of how to contribute.



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calgary board of education

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The Cinderella Gown Project helps teens in need realize their dreams for high school graduation. Our program is discreet, and celebrates the diversity and educational achievement of our youth.


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