Fairy Godmother Pop Up Prom Shop

posted Apr 11, 2018, 9:30 AM by Angela Harrison

DATE:         April 2018

TO:              Ottawa Area High Schools

RE:              Fairy Godmother 2018 Prom Program


Imagine that you’ve worked really hard to achieve a high school diploma despite financial, social, or even medical obstacles, and when the moment for celebrating your accomplishments arrives, there is only one problem – the cost of a proper graduation dress. For some Ottawa area girls, all they need is a fairy godmother.


Fairy Godmother Inc. of Ottawa was founded in 2003 by Melissa Shabinsky and Catherine Whitla and our goal is to help make a positive impact on our participant's self esteem by making them look their best on prom night and to celebrate their accomplishments feeling proud and confident no matter what their economic background. To date, we have dressed over 1800 Ottawa area teens for prom.


How it Works

This year, we are opening the doors of our POP UP PROM SHOP for 1 DAY ONLY where graduating teens who need a Fairy Godmother can 'shop', for free, for a Cinderella-worthy dress to make their prom night a magical experience - Saturday, May 12th from 9am - 5 pm.


The girls can book a fitting with us online at www.fairygodmotherottawa.com. At the fitting, they are assigned to a 'fairy godmother', a stylist who will work one-on-one with them to choose the perfect dress, shoes and accessories. The fitting takes approximately 1 hour and girls are encouraged to bring a friend or family member to help them make their choice of 'looks'.


Who Needs a Fairy godmother?

To qualify for our program, the girls must be unable to purchase a dress on their own and are often referred by high school guidance counsellors, community centres and social organizations. We run on an honour system and do not require any financial verification.


We strive to maintain the confidentiality of the girls and are dedicated to making their shopping experience a magical one. Girls MUST book an appointment - either book online or email us at info@fairygodmotherottawa.com to do so. Thank you in advance for your support!



Melissa Shabinsky

Fairy Godmother