My Nonprofit Reviews
Jennifer Quillin M.
Review for Assistance League of the Bay Area, Houston, TX, USA
I was personally touched one year while volunteering for Operation Cinderella. There was a very thoughtful young woman who carefully chose a prom dress and a graduation dress (we had extra short dresses that year). I was happy the boutique experience that Assistance League provides allowed her the time to pick what were certainly important garments for her senior year.
After choosing dresses, shoes, jewelry and an evening bag, she and her mother approached the "checkout" area. As the dresses were placed in plastic and the accessories in be-ribboned white bags, the young woman looked quizzically at the Assistance League member checking her out.
"What does this cost?" she asked.
"It doesn't cost anything," the member said. "It's free."
I will never forget the reaction of the young woman and her mother. The young woman was smiling and her mother was crying. And I realized that Operation Cinderella wasn't just impacting young ladies, it was impacting mothers and fathers and families.
I have volunteered for Operation Cinderella every year since I joined Assistance League of the Bay Area. I will never miss it!