Getting a Dress

Getting a Dress from OGS

EVENT RESCHEDULED to March 16-17. We’re at Southdale Center below Dave and Buster’s.

WALK-INS: We will do our best to accommodate walk-ins from 12-6 on Saturday. If possible, please bring a referral form signed by a parent/guardian or bring your parent/guardian with you. Please also bring a High School ID or official printout of your schedule.

Referral forms are available here. 


OGS provides a full prom outfit (dress, shoes, purse, and jewelry) to students in financial or family situations that makes it otherwise unfeasible to attend prom. OGS will also provide minor alterations.

During the event, each Princess is guided through the event with a Fairy Godmother as their personal shopper.

All students must have a referral form to be admitted to the event. Referral forms are emailed to teachers/administrators/social workers/etc in early February. If you are a counselor, clergy member, social worker, teacher etc that would like to refer a student, but need a form, please email us at

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide dresses to girls who are pregnant as we cannot accommodate alterations that would be necessary.

Attending the Princess Event

Arrive at your appointment time – we do our best to keep things on schedule, but appreciate your patience if we’re running behind.

Please be prepared to try on dresses with appropriate undergarments. Trying on a dress with street clothes (jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, etc) will not be allowed. Please wear thin leggings if you will be uncomfortable removing your pangs. It is very important that we fit the dress correctly so that it fits well for prom. You will also be asked to remove any makeup you are wearing so that it does not rub off on the dresses.

Each princess is allowed one female guest in the event space. This guest will sit in our guest gallery while you shop with your Fairy Godmother. Guest spots are very limited, we appreciate your understanding if your guest has to wait in the entry area. We are unable to allow any infants or children in the event space.

Please plan to be at the event for about 90-120 minutes. You may need to stay longer if your alterations are being done on-site.


Sharon Tacheny

March 22, 2015 at 6:03 pm

I have several prom dresses to donate. I see that you have already had your yearly “prom day” where you distribute the dresses. Is there somewhere else you know if where we could donate them?
Thanks so much and God Bless you!
Sharon Tacheny
Andover, MN

Lillian Stovall

July 20, 2015 at 4:02 am

i was wondering, after you get your prom outfit are you able to keep it or do you have to bring it back?


September 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm


I am researching non-profits to support for 2016, and I was wondering where I could find information on your finances, such as, income, expenses, etc.

Thank you!

Sumaiya Azeez

December 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm


I need a dress for PROM event we are having at Pearls of Hope on Jan 2nd. Please call me at (763) 516-5821 or email me .

Thank you!

Nqobile Ngeleza

January 2, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Good Day,

I am from South Africa and i have recently started a drive for under privilege children doing they last year in high school and can not afford to go to they matric dance(prom) due to the fact that they cant afford dresses, suits or make up or let alone to plan they own prom. i would like to know what does one have to do to get about 10 dresses to be shared amongst 5 schools? the drive is called uBuntu Drive which means Compassion/Humanity Drive.

These kids are either going to school due to sponsorships from other families or government. so i would really appreciate your help.


January 11, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Good Morning, we are wondering what the dates are for this years Operation Glass Slipper. Harding High School (St Paul) will be having prom April 16th and want to know if this will be enough time to alter and deliver dresses. Thanks, Allison Zaccardi and Alice Smith


October 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

Hi, what do you do with the wedding dresses and flower girl dresses? I have a flower girl dress I would be happy to donate.


    November 12, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Deb, We sell any items that cannot be used for our prom event to purchase items to use in the event. Thank you for thinkig of us!

Miracle Compton

January 1, 2018 at 4:53 pm

What is the date for the 2018 event?


    February 3, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    The 2018 even will be March 10-11 at Southdale Mall!

Amber wade

January 30, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Do you know when you will be giving away the prom clothes in 2018?


    February 3, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Our 2018 Princess Event will be March 10-11 at Southdale Mall.


April 6, 2018 at 11:14 am

Can we still donate dresses even if its past your annual date?


April 6, 2018 at 11:29 pm

Is there any other programs that help girls get dresses this late in the year? My daughter needs a dress and I can’t find any other program that hasn’t already had their event.

Jenny Htoo

April 21, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Are you guys still giving away free prom dresses for 2018

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