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 β€” if the answer is β€œYES” 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.

Boutique day 2020

One day only, don't miss it!

You must have an appointment to attend a Boutique Day fitting.

Dresses, shoes and accessories are supplied on loan and must be returned after the prom. You will sign an agreement to return the dress one week after your prom night.

Simply drop them off at any of the 26 Browns Cleaners across the city.

Boutique day date:

May 9, 2020, 10am – 6pm

Boutique day location:

465 Hazeldean Rd
(Kanata Baptist Church)

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

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 β€” personal and school ID must be shown.
  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 serve as personal shoppers for the students attending the Boutique Days.
  5. Adults will only be admitted if accompanying the student that they are assisting.
  6. Students must have an appointment to attend a Boutique Day.
  7. Students can only attend one Boutique Day.
  8. Once a student signs out a dress there are no exchanges.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.