Frequently Asked Questions

The Princess Project San Diego promotes self confidence and individual beauty by providing a free prom dress and accessory to high school teens in San Diego County and beyond!

What Teens Need to Know:

When and where is The Princess Project?
The Princess Project holds its Giveaway Events each Spring in preparation for prom season, usually in late March or April.

Are the prom dresses and accessories really free?
Everything is 100% free for high school teens attending prom!

I don’t live near the giveaway sites. Where can I find a dress?
Visit the Events Near You to find out where to get a prom dress outside of the San Diego.

I am looking for a tuxedo, but cannot afford to purchase one at full cost.  Is there a place that can assist me?
Contact our friends at Friar Tux!  Sign up your school here.

What Donors Need to Know:

Can I make a tax-deductible cash donation to The Princess Project?
Yes! The incredible success of The Princess Project is due to the generosity of people just like you. We are a 100% volunteer-run effort, and all gifts go toward The Princess Project Dress Giveaway events. Your donation may help pay for racks, dry cleaning, publicity materials or dresses sizes 0-2 or size 18+. Our EIN is 20-1392257.

Donate now at PayPal. Please send checks or written inquiries to:

The Princess Project San Diego
P.O. Box 600761
San Diego, CA 92160-0761

Thank you! You will receive a thank you letter shortly after making your donation, acknowledging receipt of your contribution for tax accounting purposes.

What garments donations are best for The Princess Project?
Dress drives will happen in the late winter/early Spring!  Click here to find a location near you accepting dresses and accessories year-round. We accept new or nearly new formal gowns and accessories in EXCELLENT condition (including purses, jewelry, shawls and wraps) appropriate for high school teens to wear to prom. Find out more details on our Dress Donation Guidelines page.

If you represent a business seeking to make a major in-kind dress or accessory donation, please contact us for information.

How do I organize a dress drive?
Organize friends, colleagues or your volunteer group to gather their gorgeous gowns and sparkling tiaras to breath new life into them and pass them along to The Princess Project. We can e-mail you a “Do-It-Yourself” Donation Drive Kit during our event season. It outlines how to collect dresses and accessories for The Princess Project. Please e-mail for more information!


What Volunteers Need to Know:

Do you need volunteers?
Absolutely, volunteers are key to the success of The Princess Project. Through our Dress Giveaway events and boutique nights, over 600 volunteers help reach thousands of high school teens making their dream prom become a reality. Learn more in the Volunteer section of our site.

How do I start a similar dress giveaway project in my community?
The Princess Project is incorporated and retains all rights to its name and logo. We do, however, welcome your inquiry to start new Princess Project chapters in your community. For more information, please contact us.

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