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Enchanted Closet, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of the Enchanted Closet is to physically, mentally, and emotionally outfit Metro Atlanta high school girls from low-income families through programs that prepare them for social and professional milestones.

Results: The Enchanted Closet is a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit service organization that benefits the girls of metropolitan Atlanta and other cities as far as Macon, Georgia. Founded in January 2003, the Enchanted Closet began as a small community service project that collaborated with Macy’s department store to provide donated prom dresses to high school girls who could not afford to pay retail prices. The Enchanted Closet’s philosophy is that no girl should miss out on the most “enchanting” moments in her life because of her family’s economic hardship. This simple idea has made a significant impression on the lives of over 8,000 metro Atlanta and Georgia girls who received dresses from the Enchanted Closet, and it has blossomed into the organization providing dresses year-round for homecoming dances, JROTC balls, cotillions, and even milestone celebrations for mothers in residential treatment for substance abuse. The organization further aids a diverse population of girls through its GIRL$ Service-Learning Program. The program was designed to help increase the self awareness, self esteem, and self sufficiency of girls. Girls attend monthly sessions which focus on economic and social entrepreneurship, and they engage in community service. Greater focus on these areas will bring a reduction in high-risk behavior that contributes to low academic performance/ school drop out, teen pregnancy, sexual exploitation, abuse, STDs and other things that adversely affect the lives of teens, their familiies, and the community. Awards and Recognitions 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award, 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award, 2016 Butterfly Award, Dr. Barbara King; 2015 Humanitarian Business of the Year; 2015 Best of Atlanta Youth Organization; 2014 NAACP-DeKalb Chapter, Thomas C Wilson Youth Services Award, 2014 Best of Atlanta Award for Youth Organizations and Centers; House Resolution establishing January 16, 2014 as Enchanted Closet Day in the State of Georgia; Proclamation from the City of Atlanta naming December 7, 2013 as Enchanted Closet Day in the City of Atlanta; 2013 Top 10 Nonprofits for Volunteer Opportunities in Atlanta; 2013 Giving is Good Award, Black Celebrity Giving; 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award, 2010 Lighthouse Award; 2010 Holiday Hero Award, Atlanta Journal & Constitution and B98.5 Radio Station; 2008 Georgia State University President's Award for Community Partnership and Social Action; 2007 Featured Nationally by Turner Broadcasting System, Movie & a Makeover; 2006 Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award

Target demographics: girls from primarily low income families ages 12-19 years old

Direct beneficiaries per year: 673 girls

Geographic areas served: 14 plus counties of metropolitan Atlanta

Programs: The Prom Dress Giveaway Program through which we outfit girls for prom and other special occasions. The GIRL$ Service-Learning aka GIRL$ Program through which we provide valuable life skills and empowerment programs. Prom Dress Giveaway Program (March through May), GIRL$ Service-Learning Program (monthly, throughout the year)

Community Stories

77 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have always heard so many positive things about this organization. I will always support their mission

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non-profit that continues to change and enrich the lives of young women in metropolitan Atlanta. This organization is consistent in providing programs which are educational, motivational, and inspiring to all who are involved.

I am a longtime volunteer and highly recommend support for Enchanted Closet. It is indeed an asset and positive contributor to the nonprofit community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet continues to evolve to meet the increasing physical, emotional, and mental needs of metropolitan Atlanta girls. Due to the many challenges in our society, girls are in continual need of empowering programs and opportunities to gain life impacting knowledge, skills, and abilities to combat societal ills and to prepare themselves to rise above challenges and reach higher heights. It's a blessing to be involved with an organization that continually strives to make a difference and helps girls to see that their possibilities are endless. Dreams do come true!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet continues to evolve to meet the increasing physical, emotional, and mental needs of metropolitan Atlanta girls. Due to the many challenges in our society, girls are in continual need of empowering programs and opportunities to gain life impacting knowledge, skills, and abilities to combat societal ills and to prepare themselves to rise above challenges and reach higher heights. It's a blessing to be involved with an organization that continually strives to make a difference and helps girls to see that their possibilities are endless. Dreams do come true!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is by far the best nonprofit that I have worked with. They are so focused on their mission and truly enrich the community. I would volunteer, participate and donate to this awesome organization to make sure they keep touching the young women of Atlanta.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent organization that benefits young ladies not only with the dresses but with the tools that are required to be productive in society.

1 Donna S.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is a beautiful organization and no profit. The way the volunteers and the founder care for, assist and love on these girls is amazing. The programs not only get them ready for prom but help they maneuver through life throughout the year!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with The Enchanted Closet for a few years. I love this organization and its impact on the community. There are so many girls in Metro Atlanta, throughout Georgia and beyond who have benefited from its girls’ programs and prom dress giveaways. I especially love how this organization supports its participants and encourages personal growth as young adults into well-balanced adults in college and beyond. This is a non-profit that goes above and beyond for all the youth who interact and are involved with its programs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with this organization for several years. I’ve witnessed first hand how The Enchanted Closet has impacted young girls in the Metro Atlanta community. The annual dress drive is the signature event, where girls are outfitted for prom and given dresses, shoes and accessories to attend their proms in the spring. However, throughout the school year, there are numerous other programs that help give girls opportunities to learn and grow socially and emotionally. The Enchanted Closet is a meaningful and impactful organization and deserves recognition for the work they've accomplished over the years with young ladies ages 12 to 18 and beyond. I give it all the stars. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️

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1 Angela Spann C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Enchanted Closet several times this past year and can sincerely say that the love, care, dreams and details provided by this organization is truly a blessing! Enchanted Closet works to meet the needs of the community through attire, motivational classes, educational support and many other ways. The love and dedication of this group is outstanding!!!

1 Kristina Adrienne G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this nonprofit for a couple of years. I love helping sort dresses, shoes, and accessories. I am so excited to finally be able to attend the dress giveaway and be a fairy godmother!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The organization continues to be a valuable asset to the metropolitan Atlanta community and the nearly 8000 girls who have directly benefited from the annual Prom Dress Giveaway and monthly GIRL$ Programs. The 17th annual Prom Dress Giveaway provided dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry and services to a record number of girls making the total families have saved nearly $2,000,000. This has enabled families to direct funds to other areas of pertinent need while their daughters were able to experience enchanting moments in life-prom, homecoming, and other events.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet helps to prepare girls for real challenges by equipping them with self-awareness, confidence, and life skills. I have volunteered several times and each time I've been impressed with the execution of the programs and the impact that they had on the girls. Girls are engaged, articulate, and eager to participate. I commend the CEO and all who contribute to making a significant difference in girls' lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m in constant awe of the excellent programming they provide for youth and the community partnerships they are able to foster.

Cynthia Brown P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet Inc. Is a constant presence in the community, focusing on building confidence and mentoring young women and boys. What started off as a way to ensure that all young women and young men had an opportunity to participate in proms has grown into a holistic approach to ensuring that these young women and men from low income communities are exposed to many facets of self development and opportunities to grow. This organization has the support of so many well known individuals and organizations in the community because of its accomplishments and mission. The name of the organization doesn't fully capture who they are and the outstanding work they continue to deliver.

Edmond B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet has continued to develop programs beyond prom giveaways to provide access and avenues of success for young women AND men in the metro Atlanta area. Enchanted closet is a tireless contributor to all things positive for young people here in Atlanta, and a great and giving role model for us all.

busybjusa

Board Member

Rating: 5

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 $1,750,000 since 2003 by providing over 6500 dresses to girls. In addition, to providing formal attire, the organization has a GIRL$ 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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Serving with this organization has been invaluable. Being blessed to use my knowledge and skills to bless young girls has been one of my greatest joys. The organization has been life impacting for over 7000 girls and their families. A significant accomplishment for 2018 was awarding of college scholarships at an end of school year celebration. With the help of the public and wonderful businesses including the TJX Foundation and Marshall's Distribution Center, the organization will continue to serve and make a difference.

Sherri S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enchanted closet is one of the best girl’s programs in the state! The absolute reach of Enchanted Closet along with the mission means that hundreds of girls in GA wonderfully benefit from Enchanted Closet. Additionally, the exposure to GA leaders in STEM, Government, Medicine, Communications and the Arts helps to ensure that GA girls who participate in the Enchanted Closet program are that much more prepared to be successful.

Sherri Simpson Broadwater MD
Adult and Child Psychiatrist

lbarker

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have witnessed dedication & continuous commitment for a better & greater community. This non-profit is hands on and an inspiration for the people it serves.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'd love for my daughter to benefit from such a reputable & rewarding foundation. I'm very skeptical about certain non-profits, but the transparencies which I see as a "on-looker has definitely inspired me to become a volunteer.
I'm amazed at the several opportunities Enchanted Closet has given to the girls of Atlanta; which many who wouldn't otherwise had. It's contribution is back by many credible sponsors. The basic premise of inspiring girls & young women to reach their full potential in all areas of their life despite their situation is exactly what Enchanted Closet embodies.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve tried many different mentorship and enrichment programs for my introverted teenaged daughter, to no avail. None held her interest or attention. She LOVED the Enchanted Closet from the first event and looks forward, with eagerness, to every chance to meet. I am so grateful for the amazing work this organization is doing in the lives of young women! Kudos to Bonita Johnson and her team for their leadership and vision.

shorter96

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is one of the best organized organizations for today’s youth. Activities are limitless for both females and males. There is something for all. Most importantly, leadership and development skills are molded by the strong leadership. Bonita Johnson created a great legacy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet is the only non profit organization that has been continuously on the move since 2003. I have volunteered on a couple of occasions and during the time I saw so much excitement from the participants. Not only does the Enchanted Closet help prepare young teens for proms it helps them with their self esteem as well as help promote them for the real world. Most of the participants go on to college because of the various activities they have participated in. I commend the CEO and founder for sharing her vision with the world. I can see this vision moving global. I recommend that anyone who has a young daughter sign them up and get them motivated to become an active participant. Praises to the CEO and all of the volunteers who engage constantly. I can’t wait until I get some extra time in my day to pay it forward to TEC. On a scale of 1-10 I rate TEC 10.

Jacqueline P.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer on the Enchanted Closet's Program Development Committee. This group works together to develop and deliver programming throughout every month during the school year to help increase the self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-sufficiency of girls. I coordinated the organization's October GIRL$ program, "Tell Me, Then Show Me," which was designed to reduce the fear of public speaking and help girls to confidently express themselves in front of others. The program involved multiple presenters, including a 10-year old motivational speaker, and ended with an improv workshop. At the start of the program, the girls were hesitant to volunteer to answer questions or present in front of the group. By the end of the program, every girl in the room was volunteering to be heard. It was truly amazing to see the girls blossom in such a short period of time. I know in my heart that the Enchanted Closet changed lives that day as they do with all of their programming.

Felicia W.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet is a volunteer-run organization that has impact. I enjoy serving with women that are innovative and have a heart for the girls of Atlanta. The GIRLS program provides life skills and exposure to program participants and the Prom Dress giveaway ensures that no girl misses her prom because of financial limitations. The Enchanted Closet truly supports girls - both inside and out! Glad to be apart of this organization!

Janine M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with the Enchanted Closet to help girls realize their dreams is one of the most fulfilling things that I have ever had an opportunity to experience.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with young ladies to develop life skills is tranformational. The Enchanted Closet is an amazing organization!

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Jolisa B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came this event a week before my prom not necessarily expecting very much. I understood that this was a free service and thought the best I could hope for was a dress that fit. This was so much more than that. The dresses all were gorgeous, but beyond that, the "fairy godmothers" all were super committed to making sure I felt good about the dress I walked away with and beautiful in it. I must have tried on maybe 6 different dresses before settling on one. Still after they even matched me with jewelry and hair barrets. Honestly, I don't think my prom experience could have at all been any better.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is one of the best nonprofits for girls! I've also had the privilege of volunteering and I was truly inspired. They're consistent with hosting monthly classes on anything under the sun to empower young girls. This organization is exactly what we need in today's world to help motivate our youth!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet made my daughter's prom experience amazing. The personal shopper helped her select the perfect dress, shoes and accessories. It was so much more than she could have dreamed. More importantly the programing that makes their "brains beautiful" enrich them far beyond prom. Thanks Enchanted Closet. I look forward to volunteering next year.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is a wonderful organization that has a major impact on girls in metropolitan Atlanta. I had the privilege to serve the Enchanted Closet both as a board member and a volunteer. I've personally seen the positive impact in the girls that attend the annual Prom Dress Giveaway or the monthly GIRL$ Service-Learning Program. The Board Members and Volunteers possess a genuine interest in the organization's mission to physically, mentally, and emotionally outfit Metro Atlanta high school girls from low-income families through programs that prepare them for social and professional milestones.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is a well organized organization that has an inspiring and positive impact within the Atlanta community.

1 Joyce S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the awesome opportunity to volunteer with this nonprofit for the past few years. During this time I have watched the dedication and commitment of its CEO, Board Members, volunteers, partners and others in the mission of providing expertise and programs that inspire and motivate young ladies in the Metro Atlanta area. It is very rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of the young ladies who participate in the various workshops. This is a great organization.

1 Condus S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

There is nothing more rewarding than being a real live Fairy Godmother to the girls of Metro Atlanta. As a member for Enchanted Closet’s Young Empowerment Board, our wings are always fluttering, crowns constantly shining and magical wands forever waving to physically, mentally and emotionally outfit the next generation of young ladies.

Seeing the minds and faces of girls light up when they gain a greater sense of self awareness, develop positive self esteem and discover their ability to be self sufficient; is an amazing gift that is indescribable.

I love this work and this awesome organization.

~Ting!

1 Carla J.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that does an awesome job working with the young ladies in the community. They go beyond a prom dress giveaway and offers programs that enrich and educate. I enjoy working with this nonprofit and look forward to serving more in the future.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is a very empowering organization. In not only outfits the young ladies of Atlanta with dresses and accessories for all their special occasions. Enchanted Closet also offers programs to enrich and enhance their life skills while providing positive roll models and mentors. We not only give the ladies pretty things to look at and wear we also strive to provoke thought and impact their future.

1 Rosalyn F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is small by mighty. The Enchanted Closet is run by all volunteers and has managed to serve over 6500 girls in the Metropolitan Atlanta since it was founded. It's Signature Program is the Prom Dress Giveaway . The Enchanted Closet provides prom dresses and accessories to girls who would not be able to attend prom due to the finances. The Enchanted Closet also has a girls mentoring program, which is designed to encourage and support girls in the development of educational and life skills. Monthly programs typically focus on health eating, exercise, public speaking, brand building, etiquette, budgeting, STEM/STEAM, and college prep, to name a few. The organization could not do this without the generous support of the community through donations of dresses, shoes, accessories and monies. With all that the Enchanted Closet does, I am proud to be associated with this positive organization working to make a difference in the lives of girls.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this organization since 2004. This organization fills a need that is often times overlooked, but the prom is an important rite of passage for young girls. Making a difference in young girls lives has been a rewarding experience. Seeing a young girl's demeanor change from ho-hum to estatic when they find the dress of their dreams is heartwarming. This community service opportunity has afforded me an enjoyable giveback experience.

1 Ceasar G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to work/partner/appreciate this organizations for over 10 years. The work that they do with our young ladies is unmeasurable in terms of worth. Please continue what you are doing. You will always have my support!
Ceasar Gaiters, CFO
JABY INC

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bonita C. Johnson has a consistent dedication and devotion to empower girls of metropolitan Atlanta. She saw a need and answered the call. Through Enchanted Closet Inc., girls have had an opportunity to walk away with life skills that will last them a lifetime. Through Ms. Johnson's leadership, Enchanted Closet Inc. is an ongoing positive force for girls and the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an organization which truly endeavors to meet the needs of young women. I've been blessed and inspired by their consistent outreach.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is an outstanding organization that is very much needed in the community! They help young ladies secure dresses for their prom when they might otherwise not be able to attend. Enchanted Closet also has a GIRL$ Service Learning Program that teaches young ladies about life and how to be prepared for what they want to do! It increases their self esteem and empowers them. I know firsthand what being exposed to people who have overcome challenges and obstacles in life can do for the self esteem of young ladies towards encouraging them to follow their dreams and live on purpose! Enchanted Closet makes dreams come true!! Keep up the good work!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet is a GREAT organization. They help young women feel really good about themselves.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single parent, not a lot left after bills are paid, but the Enchanted Closet gave my daughter a chance to pick out a beautiful enchanted dress along with the clutch, shoes, makeup and other accessories. There is no way I could have afforded to purchase a these items for Junior/Senior Prom..But this is the best thing about Enchanted Closet, they didn't make us feel like we were bad people for not having money, they didn't be-little us.. they didn't frown down on me. They treated us like royalty, we had a personal assistant that was super nice as well as patient. I felt like she went above and beyond to help insure my daughter that she had the perfect dress. The entire event was well organized and all of the staff was super nice and helpful. I think that Enchanted Closet is the reason why a lot of teenage girls are able to attend their high school proms and look spectacular while doing so. Thank you Enchanted Closet

1 Shelley23

Donor

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet is an awesome organization for young girls to explore who they are and what they want to do with their lives. From the field trips and workshops, there is something for each and every girl to experience. The enchantment of making over these darling ladies by providing formal dresses and the accessories needed is such a delight. This organization is ran by a First Class team of volunteers who are meticulous to every detail when it comes to the young ladies. Wishing The Enchanted Closet nothing but more and more Success!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet is a very good organization that focuses on a demographic that is often overlooked and because of this group of dedicated members that paradigm is changing. It's much bigger than their highly successful prom dress giveaway, it is an investment in the lives of young ladies to empower them with the tools to be successful in life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

You never know have what it takes to make a difference until we put forth the effort. Sometimes helping others has an adverse affect and you happen to be the recipient of a blessing. This happens for me when I volunteer with Enchanted Closet.

Being part of a blessing. Seeing girls grow and be empowered. Seeing girls share and be transparent where a weaker woman would crumble is like stacking bricks to build an empire. It's work but the result is WOW!

1 Deidra W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best female established and run organization for girls. This group allows girls to be themselves by demostrating and ecouraging self esteem thru various programs. Th women that started and keep this organization going are great role models for all of the girls they provide services to. I am excited for "The Enchanted Closet" as it gains more notoriety for the works it does.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet is a wonderful program and I love it. The Enchanted Closet helped my daughter look so beautiful for her Prom Night at no cost. I see the many opportunity Enchanted Closet gives our girls to helping them to become productive young ladies in our communities. This is a very big step in helping our young girls to becoming Ladies. I love to receive emails from Enchanted Closet to help keep me abraced on any new events that are coming up for our girls. The events are about leadership skills and self awareness that helps our girls self esteem to rise. Thank you Enchanted Closet for all you have gone and continue to do in our Community.

A Concern Mother,
Darlene Isaac

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is an awesome organization. I have been a volunteer with the annual prom dress giveaway since 2010. I must say there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the smile on the face of a young lady and her parent's face after receiving prom attire. Although I have moved, I will come back to GA to help outfit more girls for special occasions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet is an amazing organization genuinely dedicated to empowering the lives of young ladies. The lives they are sowing into will inevitably make our world all the better. I'm honored to be a part of this outstanding organization .

Yasmin C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great program for teens of all ages and it has alot to show you about the real world, once you join its hard not to go back even once you get older !

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Thank you for providing so many wonderful events for teens

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet continues to do great things and to touch the lives of girls across metropolitan Atlanta! I am so excited to be a part of such a dynamic organization, and I am more excited for our girls!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so honored to serve on the Youth Empowerment Board. It has been quite rewarding to interact with the young ladies who participate in our programs, and witness their progress. I look forward to the bright future of this organization, and I will definitely be a part of it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Enchanted Closet gives hope and is working daily to develop Atlanta's next leaders. Many young women are able to attend prom with the prom dress program. This is not the only thing this organization succeeds at. There is a yearly component in which they work with girls on a monthly basis covering everything from STEM to safety. The young ladies are able to see through the lives of both the college and adult volunteers that they can achieve greatness. In addition they are becoming leaders oftentimes volunteering themselves when they get to college. I value and support this organization for all it does not once a year but daily within our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a true honor and joy to serve as a member for Enchanted Closet’s Young Empowerment Board. Knowing that I am able to touch the lives for the next generation is such a powerful way it amazing. Being able to see the fruit of our labor through the young ladies of Metro Atlanta is gift that is indescribable. I look forward to investing more in the next generation of powerful and successful women. To educate a girl is to education the world.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Youth Empowerment Board member with The Enchanted Closet for two years and have enjoyed every minute of it. The Enchanted Closet mission is to physically, mentally, and emotionally outfit Metro Atlanta high school girls from low-income families through programs that prepare them for social and professional milestones. From providing formal evening gowns to thousands of metro-Atlanta girls, to hosting health and fitness programs and monthly GIRL$ Programs that promote emotional health and build self-esteem, I can honestly say the organization fulfills that mission and beyond. The Enchanted Closet is transforming the lives of girls in metro Atlanta. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a student at Spelman College, I first volunteered at the Annual Prom Dress Giveaway. I loved every moment of working with the girls to create a magical prom experience! I could not wait to get more involved. I was installed as a Youth Empowerment Board Member in January and it has been amazing. This organization works to outfit the young ladies of Metro Atlanta, and it turn fostered my growth in so many ways!

Ebony W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Enchanted Closet before becoming a board member because I admired the mission of the organization. Being the mother of two young ladies, I know how important it is to make them feel self-confident and powerful and I have witnessed this organization make hundreds of young ladies feel the same way.

Diane75

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a youth drama student with a student class of 20. We were invited to perform in on the events Ms. Bonita Johnson held at Spelman College in Atlanta. We witnessed the ease, professionalism and engaging manner in which Ms. Johnson interacted with the hundreds of attendees who assembled in the auditorium. She gave a compelling talk to the crowd of young people and parents who attended the event. It was well sponsored with food, literature and an empowerment session that inspired the audience to achieve their goals, reach for their educational goals and other messages to keep them safe from the trappings young people so easily fall into. I know first hand of her support to high school young ladies needing prom dress and college bound students in need of dorm bedding, supplies and more. Every dollar donated to this wonderful organization blesses a young person under Ms. Johnson's watch. About 3 weeks ago, she treated about 100 people to tickets to the touring American Idol show at the Gwinnett Arena. This is truly one of the most serving and outreach serving organizations I know.

Melissa140

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I looked on a while before actually deciding to volunteer. I loved what I saw and love the feeling of being able to give my time and service. I'm often conflicted about who is actually benefiting from this experience. I've learned so much!
This is a feel good organization that has allowed me to grow spiritually, mentally and personally.

Sonja3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with Enchanted Closet for the past several years. I've served as a personal shopper for the prom dress giveaway, and I've been a workshop presenter as well.

I am not sure who is happier at the giveaway - the teens or me! It brings me so much joy to see the smiles in their faces when we find the perfect prom dress for the young ladies. No young girl should miss her prom simply because of economics. Enchanted Closet provides an opportunity where there may not have been one.

But, it doesn't stop there. Enchanted Closet is interested in making the young ladies over, not just on the outside. The workshops provided by this great organization exposes the young ladies to information about how to not become victims of exploitation, on etiquette, and college prep. The diversity of the workshops speaks to their concern about ensuring that every young lady is exposed to positive and life-changing messages.

With Enchanted Closet, dreams do really come true!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Enchanted Closet, Inc for the 'fluff" (fun stuff), not realizing the impact it would have on my life. The Girls programs are not only fun, but informative, and not only for the participants, but also for the organizers (volunteers). Enchanted Closet has provided me with opportunities that has personally enhanced my life. I feel empowered to make a positive change in someone's life. Enchanted Closet Inc is a Great organization that has exposed me to a world of "G's", Giving, Grattitude, Guidance, Grace and Good times.

Donor

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet, INC is a wonderful organization for young women. I decided to become an active donor with Enchanted Closet, INC because I believe in the mission of the organization and the passion Bonita Johnson has for empowering young women. I recalled seeing the picture of a young lady wearing the first dress I donated for the prom dress give away and becoming so excited.
Enchanted Closet, INC doesn’t just outfit girls for prom but outfits them for life. With so many negative influences in society, the young ladies of Enchanted Closet, INC. are able to see strong positive role models and learn they can be whatever they want because they have been exposed to so many positive influences. Many of the young ladies who were a part of Enchanted Closet, INC as a young girl have gone to college and continue to give back to their communities because of their exposure to Enchanted Closet, INC.

Monique6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I wish that I had been involved with Enchanted closet since the start up of the program, This is one of the most exciting programs for young ladies that I have come across . It was the first that I felt compelled to be a port of simple because of what it stands for, Under the great leadership of Bonita Johnson and great board members she brings to the young ladies...life skills, leaderships skills, people skills, etc...the list goes on. The organization not only exposes young ladies to events and opportunities that they "dream " of but she brings them to life. Enchanted Closet is a dream maker academy for young ladies. Promoting your dream to be your reality. Exposing and educating the ladies that anything is possible with the proper tools and guidance. Success is not a reality show...it is your reality. Providing real mentors that are active in the community. Not just someone you hear about or read about. Enchanted Closet is definitely developing a fit mind, body and soul. Constantly giving back to the community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with the Enchanted Closet has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me. Through the leadership of Bonita Johnson and the hard work of the Board Members and volunteers, the Enchanted Closet has been able to touch the lives of several girls in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Aside from outfitting girls for prom dresses at the annual Prom Dress Giveway, The Enchanted Closet's GIRL$ Program provides the girls with an opportunity to learn valuable life skills and develop self-esteem. The Enchanted Closet's impact on the community is immeasurable

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with the Enchanted Closing has been one of the most rewarding and uplifting service opportunity that I have experience in my many years of volunteering. The activities offered through the Girls $ program teaches the young ladies skills that they can and will apply throughout many aspects of their lifetime. The joy and happiness that illuminates from the faces of the girls and the parent(s) during prom dress give away and prom prep is heartfelt. The board members and volunteers are a dedicated group that work hard to make each activity a success for the individuals that we serve

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Enchanted Closet has been hands down one of the most fun and enjoyable service opportunities I've participated in! Having helped with Girl$ Inc. and prom dress giveaway, I've been truly touch by special young ladies from across the metro Atlanta area. Enchanted Closet is making a REAL difference in the lives of young women and I've seen the positive effects for myself! Hats off to this GREAT organization!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enchanted Closet, Inc helps young girls in high school to attend and make their prom a magical experience. Her family would not be able to afford to send her. the ogrganization also gives the girls life skill classes throughout the year to prepare her for this night and to help her to deal with future experiences. They have role models and great mentors.