"Tax Season and The Princess Project"
Tax season has kicked off, and as our W-2s and 1099s start coming in, we prepare to file by gathering important documentation. Tax deductibles can be very beneficial to your pocket and to the community. At B&W we feature our fabulous weddings and blog about glamorous events, but we are philanthropists and will always give back when we can. With this, I'd like to highlight a way that every one can benefit from this tax season -- The Princess Project.
I am pretty confident that many of you have a lonely dress hanging in your closet just waiting to be worn again. We like to think that we could put some use to our special occasion or bridesmaid dresses but most of the time that is not the case.
You have made your appearance, ate, drank, and danced the night away but your fairy tale does not have to end at the stroke of midnight. You could become a fairy godmother to a young, underprivileged teen to make her feel like the princess that she truly is. The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them.
After exploring their website, I was most inspired from their #1 core value:
We celebrate bodies of all sizes and avoid using body imagery in our marketing and outreach. Body-oriented graphics and artwork – like torso silhouettes, dress outlines or generic, stock prom photos – inadvertently convey an idealized body size, style and look. By instead using images of the girls we serve and royalty-related imagery like tiaras and crowns, we celebrate the beauty and diversity of girls everywhere, in every size. -- PrincessProject
From the trips to the mall with your girlfriends, from rummaging through hundreds of racks, or if you were like me, sketched a design, we all remember our prom dress. Prom is like a high school rite of passage. Think of the memories you’ll help create by donating your dress. It’s a beautiful thing! And it's a tax deduction!
After years of servicing the Bay Area, The Princess Project San Diego became the fourth location in 2009. Check out the San Diego 2nd Annual Runway Event next month. Local celebrities will be judging FIDM students as they compete to see who has the best reinvention of a prom dress. You can enjoy ½ off bar specials and appetizers under $15. Don’t forget your prom dress donation (check out the Donation Guidelines on the website)! And as they would say at The Princess Project, “Thanks for your time, talent and taffeta!”
San Diego 2nd Annual Runway Event
Thursday, February 11, 2010
901 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
$20 pre-register or $25 at the door