Enchanted Closet, Inc.
- Children & Youth
LocationZonolite RdAtlanta, GA 30306 United States
The mission of the Enchanted Closet is to physically, mentally, and emotionally outfit Metro Atlanta high school girls from low-income families through programs that prepare them for social and professional milestones.
In January 2003, Enchanted Closet www.enchantedcloset.org was formed as a community service project to outfit disadvantaged girls for their prom. The working philosophy was that no high school girl should miss this rite of passage because she could not afford a dress. It was a simple principle that resonated in the Atlanta community and sparked an outpouring of support. Enchanted Closet received donations of hundreds of formal dresses and other social and professional clothing during a three-month collection drive. To date, Enchanted Closet has given away over 8000 prom dresses and dresses for other special occasions such as homecoming and ROTC Balls. Additionally, the organization has enhanced the self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency of over 1000 through the GIRL$ Service Learning Program. These programs are held each month with the exception of July.