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Review for Enchanted Closet Inc, Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Enchanted Closet is a very small organization that does huge things in the lives of metropolitan Atlanta girls and the community. Saving families over $60,000 annually, the Enchanted Closet is a valuable resource in metropolitan Atlanta allowing girls who may not otherwise be able to go to prom, homecoming, and other milestone occasions to have these special memories. Nearly 6000 girls have been outfitted for the enchanting moments in their middle and high school lives. Hundreds of girls have gained vital mentoring through the GIRL$ Program. The program ensures that girls are empowered with self awareness, self esteem, and self sufficiency necessary to not fall prey to societal ills and to make valuable contributions to society. With the great addition of the STEM programming in 2012, the organization continues to expose many girls to possibilities they did not know existed!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Board Member

Review for Enchanted Closet Inc, Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with this organization for several years and it has consistently served the metropolitan Atlanta community in the most positive of ways. It caters to low and middle income families that may not have the funds to provide formal attire for their girls. They may be stuck making tough choices as to what bills they will not pay in order to pay for their girls to go prom. Enchanted Closet eliminates the stress that these families may have at prom time. The organization has saved Atlanta families over $600,000 dollars since 2003 by providing nearly 4000 dresses to girls. In addition, to providing formal attire, the organization has a GIRL$ Service-Learning Program that provides girls, ages 12-19 years old, the tools for enhance self awareness, self esteem, and self sufficiency. In a time when girls are exposed to so many negative influences in society, it is so important that they be exposed to people who will help elevate their self esteem and self worth to decrease the likelihood that they will fall prey to societal influences that lead to teen pregnancy, school dropout, drug usage, etc. The Enchanted Closet has provided a supportive, nurturing, educational environment where girls are empowered, exposed to greater possibilities, and experience life changing moments that has led them to believe in themselves, start peer led programs at their schools, community organizations, graduate from high school, go to college (many the first in their families) and start businesses. This is powerful life changing organization!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member