Wildomar nonprofit helps empower women and teens through dress project

The Dresses and Dreams Project in Wildomar has helped over 1,200 teens and young women to date. Valley News/Courtesy photo
In the first year, The Dresses and Dreams Project, founded by Dawn Schultz in Wildomar, helped 18 girls. To date they’ve helped over 1,200. The nonprofit helps young girls to go to prom, while also providing other resources to them as well. “They may come in not feeling too well about either themselves or whatever circumstances that surround them, but they leave with a smile on their face and a full heart and that is the objective right there,” Schultz said. For Schultz, the project is much more than just a dress. “It’s about who you are when that dress is gone,” Schultz said. “When your face is washed and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and that reflection (is) looking back at you, who do you think that reflection is, and what are your needs? What are you
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