Local event and wedding planning companies Events of Sophistication and Black Bag Productions are proud to present "The Magic Wand Project." Our mission is to provide formal and semi-formal attire for underprivileged young men and women to wear to their junior and senior proms. This is a special time of year for high schoolers and during senior activities, and The Magic Wand Project strives to help parents make their high schooler's dream of having it all come true.
UPDATE!! Posted Monday, March 23, 2015 ALL information for the 2015 prom season is on this page ONLY!
BIG thanks to our host location Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, MD and to the donors in helping us make dreams come true on Saturday, March 21, we had a great time and so did the many students who walked out with beautiful dresses. We are looking for another host location so that we can continue to spread the magic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a location and date.
Please remember that we appreciate your donations but stress that we have donation guidelines listed below, following them helps us pay it forward - thank you in advance to our donors. There will be no exceptions!
Please be sure to check here and on our Facebook page (The Magic Wand Project-The Original!) for updates.
Prospective DONORS please note the following information:
1. All donationsmust be dry cleaned PRIOR to donating, (no exceptions!) this helps us give the attire away immediately.
2. All donations must be in wearable condition - NO obvious stains, tears, or anything that you wouldn't wear yourself. We appreciate donations but keep in mind that we are trying to ensure that students who benefit from the donations we receive get quality gently used garments. We also accept new, with or without tags, attire - again, please be sure they are no more than 3 years old.WE DO NOT ACCEPT bride gowns - please forward those to Wish Upon A Wedding (www.wishuponawedding.org).
3. Donations can be from size 0 to 26 and should be dresses that can be worn in the spring/summer (please no velvet or fall dresses). Students request pinks, yellows, lavender, turquoise and ivory/beige as well as navy and black. Gown (long) or cocktail length. Remember when donating that these are TEENS who are looking at the inventory (mostly 16 to 19 year olds) and donated attire should be fashionably elegant, fun and youthful. Donations should be NO MORE than 3 years old (2012 and newer). We also accept Men's black suits, tuxedos, tuxedo shirts, cuff links, ties, shoes; again fashionable and could be worn by young men aged 16 to 19 - we especially need items that fit slim/average build and height young men (Shoe donations are accepted: HOWEVER PLEASE BE SURE THEY ARE GENTLY WORN AND CLEAN- i.e., very little scuffing on leather, good condition heels, and, for ladies shoes especially peau de sois and satin fabric shoes - please ensure that they are NOT dirty inside (toe marks, etc.). Unfortunately, items that do not meet the noted criteria will not be accepted for our inventory to give away to students. No exceptions.
4. If you are available to help volunteer during our drop off or at a 2015 Magic Wand Party, please let us know! Send us an email with the amount of time you are available. We need help setting up (@10:00am) and tearing down (@1:30pm), giving out receipts and helping students select appropriate attire (especially if mom or sister is not with them!) We really appreciate your generosity.
Bookmark our home page and check back often for updates! Thank you for helping us make dreams come true!
2012 ŠThe Magic Wand Project Federal Tax ID #26-2327131 324 Main Street #1528, Laurel MD A collaboration of Events of Sophistication and Black Bag Productions