Referring a Student

I know of a student in my community who could benefit from Operation Glass Slipper. How can I refer her to you?

If you are teacher, counselor, or other staff member at a school in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, odds are we have sent information packets and referral forms to your school in mid- February. If this material has not been routed to you, check with your school office to see if they have it. If your school office tells you they don’t have it, email us at info[at]operationglassslipper.org with your name, position, and phone number and we will email it to you.

If you are teacher, counselor, or other staff member at a school outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, or if you are an adult outside of a school setting, such as a community leader or clergy member, email us at info[at]operationglassslipper.org with your name, position, and phone number and we will email an information packet with a referral form to you.

I want to help my child get a dress, who should I contact?

If you are a relative of the student – mother, grandmother, aunt – or the student’s guardian, please have your student check with her guidance counselor or a teacher at school and obtain a signed referral form. The information packet with a referral form is mailed to high school offices in mid-February. We always request that the form be distributed to all school staff members, including counselors, teachers, social workers, and nurses, so someone at your student’s school should have the form. (If your student asks around her school and no one seems to have the form, let us know by emailing info[at]operationglassslipper.org and giving us the name of her school or the name, email address, and phone number of a teacher, counselor, or other official at her school and we will send that person a referral form.)

PLEASE NOTE that referral forms are NOT available for download on our website. We send referral forms to school offices as part of our February mailing, or to school staff or non-family adults in the community upon request.


4 Comments

Feliz Morris

March 24, 2015 at 8:07 pm

My name is Feliz Morris and I oversee Women Encouraging Each Other a Christian womens organization. We minister to women as well as reach out to teenage girls in the community to empower them. One of the ways we do this is through drama and productions. As a part of our performances, the girls have always worn prom dresses or some type of formal wear. In the past, we have been sponsored by Debs but they are no longer in business. The dresses were always on loan to us so we never kept them. So I have been looking into other alternatives.

While surfing the internet, I came across your website. I realize that you are providing a wonderful experience and service to young ladies who can’t afford to attend their proms. It was my dream to go to my prom too but I didn’t get a chance to go because my mother couldn’t afford my dress neither. So I’m sure it brings each of the girls much joy.

We have been invited to minister to a group of women in San Antonio, TX. This is a great opportunity, blessing and an open door for us to share our faith and ministry. In order to do so we’re going to need about 8 dresses. I know that your site mentioned your dress sale starts in June but our ministry opportunity takes place next month in April. We will be happy to pay the $5 dollars for them. We’re doing everything we can to cut cost because we’re paying for travel and lodging at our own expense for this trip. Is it possible to purchase dresses from you now? Please let me know. You can visit our website at http://www.womenencouragingeachother.com to learn more about us.

Sincerely,
Feliz Morris

Melissa Schmidt

May 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Do you offer a dress sale in the fall? My daughter is participating in the Naval Sea Cadette program and they have a formal military ball in December. I have referred friends to your April sale and they have purchased wedding and bridesmaid dresses – and all for a great cause!

Thanks for your response. Melissa

Keeley Norton

July 8, 2015 at 11:42 pm

Hello,

I have a question about the logistics of girls receiving dresses. Do you require them to return the dresses after their prom so they can be used for other girls in the future or are they allowed to keep them?

Thank you for your time and dedication to this work.

Best,
Keeley

Becky Martin

January 12, 2016 at 4:04 am

Hello, I’ve tried to email you using the information on the referring a student website, but it says the email can’t be delivered. So, I am trying to contact you in this way.

Hello,

My name is Becky Martin and I am a HS Counselor in SE MN. One of my students stumbled upon your organization when they were looking at prom dresses online. She would not be a qualified applicant, but she sent me the link because she thought it was something other students at our school could potentially apply for if there was a need. Thought that was pretty great of her! 🙂 Anyway, if you consider students from outside the metro area, I would greatly appreciate being added to your mailing list for February.

Thanks so much!

Becky Martin
Byron High School
1887 2nd Ave NW
Byron, MN 55920

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