What we do.
give a memory of kindness, caring and friendship to high school
seniors with emotional, financial and family challenges.
To accomplish this vision takes many, many dedicated volunteers.
Social workers for Fort Bend ISD; Roderick Martin, Paulette Bray,
LaSonya McArthur, Van
Hua and Renee Edwards have selected
students who they know to be in need and deserving.
The students write an essay. Our volunteers choose the students who
will fully participate in our program and those who will participate
in Myriam’s Closet. After they
are included in our programs, we do the following;
Myriam’s Closet was created to
give prom attire only to the students selected.
» At our reception: We meet,
befriend, encourage, mentor and gift the students. Committee members
let the students know what will be done for them!
» A sponsor/volunteer is
assigned to help the student remember appointments, be a mentor, be
a friend. Robert Wolter, Director of the
Wharton County Junior College speaks to them about higher education
and offers his help, as well as his staff’s, for financial
assistance and help with their applications for grants etc.
» The Cinderella fitting: For
the girls: the sponsor helps select an appropriate gown, jewelry,
order the flowers, shoes, evening bag, make appointments for hair
and makeup for prom day. All hair and makeup etc. is done by
professionals. For Prom 2012, High Heel Junkie has offered to
Shoes and evening bags are collected all year.
» Dresses are also collected
all year. We have two drop off points (click on CONTRIBUTIONS). We
are lucky to have the generosity of “The Silver Hanger” in Katy, TX,
who has given us dresses. Kim Dukotsky
is our volunteer who goes to Katy and picks up the dresses for us.
All volunteers collect dresses.
» Sue Adam, Connie Pace and
Mary Jane Newton are in charge of purchasing, displaying and
matching the jewelry to the girls’ outfits. They are the experts and
have been volunteering for over 9 years
» For the boys: fitting at
Al’s Formal Wear in Sugar Land, TX. The sponsor helps with the
selection of the tuxedo. All tuxedo and accessory rentals are
donated to our project by Al’s. We provide
flowers for students and their dates. Boys’ hair will be
their own responsibility.
Cinderellas and Fellas get a prom
ticket when available and a disposable camera and thank you notes
with stamped envelopes. Thank you notes have each student’s name
printed and personally donated by Sharyn
Hale of Jaimy’s Designs. The envelopes
are stamped and addressed to the Cinderella/Cinderfella
Project, Inc. to help the students send in thank you notes and
pictures after prom. The cameras are generously donated by Georgia
Hicks and Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
» On prom day, the girls and
the boys get a gift bag.These gift bags
are an amazing creation by Yaffa
Steubinger and Lauren Arnold. They outdo
themselves every year and are a source of joy to the students!
» After prom, there is a
“thank you” celebration for all volunteers and benefactors. In 2011
FORT BEND CARES hosted an evening at Fun TIKI amusement center in
Missouri City. At that time, we have a slide show on a big screen TV
where everyone can see what we have done that year!!!!
» After prom, students who
have indicated that they want to continue their education, are
encouraged and assisted.
There is a scholarship fund established by Leah and Jesse
Gronner, called the Jacob Scholarship
Fund, at Wharton County Junior College, that helps towards this end.
» Patsy Crocker, a benefactor
and volunteer of many years, has also personally assisted students
with their college education and we have many success stories!
» The Flower team: Barbara
Rosenberg and Pat’s House of blooms in Sugar Land get all the
flowers ready for the prom.
Susan Basler are the gown team. You can
find them in the storage room frequently, inspecting, sorting and
Lynn Goodrich is
our office director/grant writer/anything else coordinator.
Dukotsky is our shoe director/space
planner/all around helper.
Fackeldey is in charge of this website.
Hua is our Fashion Designer/consultant.
She is at the fitting, making sure every dress is a perfect fit.
Sharyn Hale and Wynn Johnson
coordinate all hair and make up for the girls on their prom day.
Nir Eshet is our
It is impossible
to list or name all all the people who
make this a phenomenal experience for our students. THANK YOU