Fairy Godmother Lite

1-9 pm, Monday, May 9
Confederation Education Centre High School
1645 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa
Reserve your spot below!

(Dresses only available)

Please note that appointments are scheduled on a first-call first-served basis.

Who we are

Fairy Godmother of Ottawa is a non-profit organization dedicated to making prom night magical for all area teens.

We collect new and almost-new formal dresses, shoes and accessories, and provide them free of charge to Ottawa area high school students who are unable to purchase their own prom attire.

We distribute the dresses and accessories during our scheduled Boutique Days. Each student receives individual assistance from a volunteer personal shopper as she looks through our inventory for the dress of her dreams.

To date we have dressed over 1500 Ottawa area girls for their high school prom

Our ultimate goal is to have a positive influence on our Cinderellas by helping them to look and feel beautiful celebrating their accomplishments alongside their peers on prom night.

Who needs a Fairy Godmother?

Graduating high school students who are unable to purchase their own prom attire are eligible to attend Fairy Godmother's Boutique Days.

We currently rely on students' honesty to verify financial need. Each student will be allowed to borrow a single dress and related accessories.

To date we have dressed over 1500 Ottawa area girls for their high school prom

Our ultimate goal is to have a positive influence on our Cinderellas by helping them to look and feel beautiful celebrating their accomplishments alongside their peers on prom night.

If not having a beautiful dress is keeping you from attending your prom, then you need a...

Fairy Godmother!

Donate a dress

What clothes can I donate?

Fairy Godmother accepts donations of formal dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry and unopened cosmetics and hosiery.

Donations should be in new or almost-new condition.

We are only seeking current-style gowns. Before donating, ask yourself if you would wear, or allow your daughter or best friend to wear, the item to a formal event — if the answer is “YES” then it is appropriate for donation to Fairy Godmother.

Where can I bring or send clothing Donations?

Donations can be dropped off at any Browns Cleaners location.

Click here for a list of Browns locations.

The Rules

The following rules will be in effect at the Boutique Days
  1. Students must be seniors currently enrolled in an area high school
  2. Students must be present at the Boutique Day.
  3. Students will be allowed to receive one dress, plus related accessories and makeup (as available).
  4. Volunteers will be available to assist the students attending the Boutique Days.
  5. Each student will be permitted to bring one person (a parent, aunt, etc.) with them into the boutique to help them look with the volunteer.
  6. Students must have an appointment to attend a Boutique Day.
  7. Students can only attend one Boutique Day.
  8. Once a student receives a dress there are no exchanges.
  9. Other family members and friends may wait for the student in the waiting area.

Please be aware that we have a limited supply of dresses in sizes 20 and larger.