The Enchanted Closet is a volunteer-run, private non-profit service organization whose mission 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.
The organization began in 2003 as a community service project to collect prom dresses for disadvantaged girls residing in metro Atlanta. To date, the Enchanted Closet has outfitted more than 6500 girls for special occasions.
In 2008, the Enchanted Closet launched its GIRL$ Service-Learning Program, which are life-readiness workshops designed to increase the self-esteem, self-awareness and self-sufficiency of girls. More than 400 girls have participated in the GIRL$ Program.
And in 2010, the organization opened the Enchanted Closet Boutique, which allows the Enchanted Closet to sell largely discounted formalwear to the public and use the sales proceeds to fund the organization's programming. The Boutique also allows the organization to collect prom attire and accessories year-round, and outfit girls for other special events.
For more information, visit the Enchanted Closet Web site at http://www.enchantedcloset.org.