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I got to be an Official Fairy Godmother for a day!!! Houston, Spring & The Woodlands, TX

I got to be an Official Fairy Godmother for a day ... one of the BEST days ever!!!! 

(Bammel Church of Christ, Houston, TX)

  • It was one of those days you can see what an impact you are making in the lives of these girls ... look at their smiles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  •  The Giving Gown Foundation provides Prom dresses, shoes and accessories to girls who can't afford to buy a dress. I wasn't really sure what to expect when I arrived the day of Boutique to help and I have to say that I was shocked to see what a BEAUTIFUL Department store atmosphere had been created for these girls!

If you could see the look of appreciation and pure happiness on the faces of these girls it would bring tears to your eyes!  Please help in donating Dresses, Gowns, Shoes, Jewelry and Purses to these girls! (New or Used items!)

  • There were signs to welcome them and make them feel like a princess!!

  • The BEST part of the day was to see the girls look at themselves in the mirror with tears in their eyes and say "I look like a princess!", "this is the first dress I have ever owned" or "this makes me so happy, all I can do is cry!"


  • The girls were assigned to an Official Fairy Godmother who helped them find a dress, shoes, purse and accessories.






  • There were hundreds and hundreds of GORGEOUS gowns that were organized into rows by size and then grouped together by color.


  • If the dress needed alterations there were numerous seamstresses there to help with making the dress a perfect fit!


  • Being a part of Junior League we collected donations of new / or like new dresses this past year for Giving Gown Foundation. 


  • After seeing how this affected these girls brought a whole new light to this event and I can't wait to participate in it next year!!!


















The Woodlands



  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
  • Click here to see a video of "The Woodlands"



Comment balloon 6 commentsPippa Mac • May 06 2010 07:26PM


Please remember that here is a list of the locations that accept your donations here in Houston, Spring and The Woodlands, Texas, TX

  • Donations accepted at the following locations:
  • http://givinggown.org/Donations.html
  • Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 8 years ago

    What a wonderful event to be involved in, Pippa.  There is a similar organization in my town and every year it makes me smile to see those girls so, so happy!

    Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) over 8 years ago

    Pippa you are right all the girls looked thrilled which I am sure was a great feeling!

    Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 8 years ago

    Those girls will never forget that moment in their life.  Good work!

    Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

    Pippa - what a fantastic idea... What a beautiful thing to do.  My oldest son has Prom tonight, and i wonder just how many girls and boys can't go, for lack of a few hundred bucks for tickets, dresses or tuxes... Moments like these have to change lives, dont' they?!  :-)

    Posted by Inna Hardison, Wordpress for Real Estate & Design, Print HaMedia Group (ha media group) over 8 years ago

    Lisa .. you are right .. it was incredible!

    Bill ... I can't wait for next year.

    Norma,  you are right!

    Inna, Yes, it is life changing!

    Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 8 years ago