Who are we?

The Princess Initiative is an arm of Central Assembly of God Church in Houston, Pa, dedicated to serving the Washington County Region of Pennsylvania and promoting confidence, self esteem and betterment while communicating love, honor and personal value to young women in their junior and senior years of high school whose families are facing a financial hardship by providing at no cost to them, the means to attend formal social events within their schools.

 

Who is eligible?

Financially distressed young women from the Washington County Region are eligible. These young ladies must be a junior or senior in high school. Gowns and dresses are donated free of charge so that they may attend their schools formal events with confidence and style. Referrals are made by guidance counselors, teachers, principals, social service or church officials. Once their application has been received and reviewed, these special young ladies will receive a personal invitation to come and shop at one of our Boutiques.

 

What can I donate?

Donations of formal or semi-formal dresses, jewelry, shoes and purses that are either new or “like new” condition will be accepted at our dress drives and also throughout the year. All items should be dry cleaned and bagged if possible. In addition, unopened hosiery, cosmetics and perfumes (open spray bottles are ok) are greatly appreciated. Gowns should be teen appropriate and no more than 5 years old. We also accept wedding and bridesmaids gowns and accessories.

 

Can I make a financial donation?

Monetary donations are always welcome to help with the following:

    * transporting and dry cleaning the dresses

    * purchasing racks and hangers,

    * purchasing inventory in extra small and extra large sizes

    * many extra miscellaneous expenses.

Checks should be made payable to:
"Central Assembly of God Church" and earmarked on the memo line “The Princess Initiative” and mailed to:
Central Assembly of God,155 McGovern Road, Houston, PA 15342

 Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

 

Where can I bring or send donations?

Any gowns and accessory donations can be dropped off at the Info Center at Central Assembly of God on Sunday mornings between 9:00am & 11:00am OR email theprincessinitiative@gmail.com to arrange a time.

 

How can I be a sponsor?

There are three types of sponsorships available to allow both individuals and larger groups/businesses to help young Princesses:

    * Professional Service Sponsors donate their products and services for flowers, drycleaners, seamstresses, hair stylists and retail stores.

    * Monetary Sponsors make financial contributions.  Financial contributions can be made in any amount and are tax deductible.

    * Fairy Godmother Sponsors make financial contributions towards a complete prom package, including gift certificates to a hair salon,
      flowers and event tickets.  When available, these sponsorships will be randomly drawn at each boutique day. Requires a minimum
      donation of $150.00

 

How can I volunteer?

We can only be successful through the combined talents and efforts of our volunteers. Making these girls prom dreams come true would be impossible without your help. There will be many opportunities for volunteers throughout the year. Here are just “some” of the areas in which you could help: 

    * Staff the Boutiques – registration table, Fairy Godmothers (personal Shoppers), sort and display donations.

    * Staff the Dress Drives – accept donations, complete tax deduction forms, inspect, sort, tag & inventory gowns.