When you think about a high school prom, you might not see an immediate connection between this teenage rite of passage and a company who specializes in basements and crawl spaces, but The Basement Doctor has always felt strongly about supporting causes that make a big difference for the members of our Central Ohio Community. That is why we became a sponsor for Fairy Goodmothers, a local organization committed to promoting confidence and self-esteem in high school girls by providing prom dresses and accessories for those who lack the means to purchase them personally.
Since it began, Fairy Goodmothers has outfitted almost 7,000 girls in Central Ohio. Last year, more than 1,000 young women visited their Cinderella’s Closet Boutique, which opens every prom season for multiple days. The goal for the 2017 prom season is to fully outfit 1,500 girls. On Sunday, September 25, we attended their annual Party for Prom Fundraiser at Copious restaurant. The event included cocktails, great food, and entertainment. There was also a silent auction. A total of $14,000 was raised thanks to the event. Proceeds will be used to purchase plus size prom dresses, shoes, and accessories found at the boutique. It costs approximately $50 to fully outfit a young lady for prom, so these funds will go a long way to help a lot of girls.
The Basement Doctor’s sponsorship of this organization will help to fully outfit 10 high school girls for the 2017 prom. Karina Nova, the fundraising chair for Fairy Goodmothers, was so thankful to us and all of the sponsors for helping to make the event such a huge success this year.
“With the money we raised we will be able to help more young ladies in our community experience the Prom of their dreams, without worrying about the cost, which we all know can be extremely expensive,” she said. “Our goal is to promote self-esteem and confidence in these young ladies and we appreciate that The Basement Doctor supports and recognizes the importance of our mission.”
To learn more about the important work they do in our community, please visit www.fairygoodmothers.org.