Shoppers help out Langley teens

The community came through in a big way last weekend, to help kids celebrate the end of their passage through high school.

Over two days, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, at Willowbrook Shopping Centre, visitors donated 300 prom dresses, five suits, one tuxedo, and several pairs of shoes, along with shawls, purses, and jewellery during a clothing drive organized by the Princess Project Society.

On top of the attire that was dropped off, $500 was raised in cash donations, noted Lorrie Dippel, customer service supervisor with the Willowbrook Shopping Centre.

Willowbrook came up with a gift and personal style consultation with shopping centre stylist Giovanni Amenta for those who donate (while supplies lasted).

The Princess Project Society is a 100 per cent non-profit group run entirely by volunteers who provide graduation outfits, at no charge, to disadvantaged students.

And while the charity drive was held last weekend, the window remains open to make donations.

Donations of dresses, shoes, purses, and gift bag items can be dropped off at any Storage for Your Life locations listed on the society’s website, Langley’s Storage for Your Life location can be found at #200 19950 88th Ave East.

Pickups can be arranged for larger donations.

If you know a student in need, referrals are open from Nov. 1 to Feb. 1 each year. You can send an email to

To learn more about the Princess Project, go to the society’s website or contact The Princess Project, 19119 68th Ave., Surrey, B.C., V4N 5P3.

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