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New Dress Donation Location: Exquisite Fashions & Bridal

posted by The Princess Shop    |   June 22, 2015 20:56

The Dress Program is the flagship program of The Princess Shop. We rely greatly on the community to support us by donating dresses, shoes, and accessories, so that we can provide a memorable graduation experience for disadvantaged young women in Saskatchewan. 

We are proud to announce a new partnership with Exquisite Fashions & Bridal which has graciously offered to accept donations on behalf of The Princess Shop. Exquisite Fashions & Bridal carry dresses for every occasion and have been a reliable supporter of The Princess Shop since opening in Saskatoon. We would like to thank Exquisite Fashions & Bridal for their support and their willingness to stand with us and help us make a difference in our community!

To donate to The Princess Shop through Exquisite Fashions & Bridal, please print and fill out a donation form here and drop it off during their office hours at their location: 1202B 33rd St. & Québec Ave.

Having the local business community accepting donations on our behalf allows more convenience for our dress donors, so we are very appreciative and excited to work with Exquisite Fashions & Bridal!

Looking for information about our programs and events? See below for more information about our dress program and how to donate dresses!

Donating Dresses

We love to accept dress donations! It keeps our inventory fresh and interesting for each year's Princess Graduates. Please consider donating a dress that you think a 2015 or 2016 graduate would wear (less than 5 years old, cleaned, and in great condition). If you provide your contact information, we will send you a photo of a Princess Graduate in your dress when it is selected by a Princess Graduate, upon her consent. Please click here for more information. During office closures, please drop off donated dresses at our Primrose Pizza Hut or Exquisite Fashions & Bridal drop-off locations

The Dress Program

The Princess Shop’s Dress Program lends donated dresses and accessories to female graduates in need, to enhance their graduation experience. The organization hopes to find the perfect dress for every young woman who requires services.  Princess Graduates have the opportunity to be lent a graduation dress, accessories, shoes, etc. donated by members of our community. Please click here to learn more about our dress program.

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Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon: Dress Program Diamond Sponsor

posted by The Princess Shop    |   June 16, 2015 11:36

The Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon have been a major sponsor of The Dress Program since the 2011-2012 graduation season! This commitment and support has allowed The Princess Shop to grow and flourish over the years! With this year being out biggest year, we are proud to have over 120 participants in The Dress Program and are excited for a full week of graduation celebrations next week!

 

The Kinsmen Club’s mandate is to "Serve the Community's Greatest Need.” As an organization that supports disadvantaged women during the important transition from high school to the “real world”, we are lucky to be among Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon’s supported nonprofit and community groups in the city. While their sponsorship goes to the Dress Program, it leads the way and opens the doors to The Princess Shop’s Fairy Godmother Program and Next Chapter Program!

As a nonprofit group themselves, the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon puts on many initiatives throughout the year to raise funds that will go directly back into the community. Their current event is the Kinsmen Home Lottery - there is still time to participate for your chance to win a dream home, Dodge Viper, vacations, and many more great prizes!

 

Thank you, Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon, for your loyal support and commitment to the Saskatoon community!

Cameco: Diamond Sponsor

posted by The Princess Shop    |   June 4, 2015 16:32

One of Cameco’s top priorities as an organization in Saskatchewan, is its perpetual involvement in the community. Whether that means putting on large fundraising events or sponsoring local nonprofit organizations in the community.

The Princess Shop is proud to be chosen by Cameco for the second year in a row for sponsorship of the Dress Program. As a Diamond Sponsor, Cameco ensures that we can continue to provide a memorable graduation experience for disadvantaged women who are looking to celebrate the amazing accomplishment of high school graduation equivalent to their peers.

The Dress Program is important in more ways than just one (looking and feeling great). The dress symbolizes more than self-confidence and self-esteem, and equates to a sense of accomplishment so young women in need in Saskatchewan can understand their potential and value, and become motivated to pursue further success.

More doors open to these amazing women because of the Dress Program, as well! The Fairy Godmother Program is an additional service that provides mentorship opportunities, with monthly planned activities for matches. This allows support, guidance and continuous goal setting and pursuits during this important life transition. Lastly, our Next Chapter Program gives Princess Graduates a leg up with exclusive scholarships, bursaries, work placement opportunities, and financial literacy workshops!

 

All of this would not be possible without the great help from our friends at Cameco.

SIGA is Back as Diamond Sponsor of the Dress Program

posted by The Princess Shop    |   June 2, 2015 09:20

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) operates under their guiding principle, Wîtaskêwin, which is all about sharing the land and sharing resources. This lays amazing foundation for their investment in Saskatchewan’s community.

SIGA has shared their resources with The Princess Shop for a number of years, to ensure that the Dress Program finds success in the lives of disadvantaged female youth who are graduating from high school.

It all began in 2012, and SIGA has continued to be a Diamond Sponsor of the Dress Program in the subsequent years 2013, 2014, and for this year’s 2015 graduation season! We are so proud to be among SIGA’s benefiting community organizations receiving funding for our program.

SIGA displays a great example of what it means to share resources with our beautiful community and province, by all their work done in the community.

 

Thanks to all the staff and friends at SIGA for being a part of the 2015 Dress Program!

A Heartfelt Thank You...

posted by The Princess Shop    |   April 13, 2015 23:55

The Princess Shop would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all our supporters who made the 8th Annual Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses the success that it was! We would like to thank our title sponsor- K+S Potash Canada, Dinner Sponsor- KPMG, Entertainment Sponsor- Saskatchewan Blue Cross,  and Supporting Sponsors  - Areva Resources Canada, MNP, Strata Development Corporation and Spencer Chilliak of Barry Chilliak Realty Inc.   We would also like to thank Three Farmers and Tu-Bees for providing table favours, our Dessert Sponsor- Cupcake Conspiracy, and Fresh Living for furnishing our VIP area. Thank you to Rawlco Radio for the promotional support and to our emcees Sheri Ebert and Shauna Foster. Thank you to all the organisations that purchased program advertisements and to those that donated silent and live auction items and to Stan Garchinksi for being our auctioneer this year. Thank you to Wanda Keen and Joi Photography for capturing all the great moments of the night! Here is a full list of all our sponsors that we would like to thank.

Thank you to Dennel Piche, our exceptional keynote speaker, for her presentation and the words she shared with us at the Glass Slipper Benefit. Thank you to Eekwol for her performance, TCU Place for hosting the event, and our amazing team of volunteers!

Last, but definitely not least, we would like to thank everyone that attended and supported this event. Indeed our whole community benefits when young women have more self-esteem, confidence, and drive. The support you showed last night goes a long way to support these young women.

Jewellery Fundraisers- Alexandra Kathlyn Accessories and Lead Pilates

posted by The Princess Shop    |   April 11, 2015 23:14

Know what’s coming up? Wedding Season! Full of speeches, tears, dresses and of course, accessories! This month, we are proud to have two Jewelry Fundraisers being held supporting The Princess Shop! Now is your chance to get the perfect accessories to be stylish for all those weddings and BBQ’s this summer!

First thing’s first, Alexandra Kathlyn Accessories the realest. Alexandra Kathlyn Accessories (AKA) dominates in minimalist jewelry - which is currently one of the latest trends! AKA is all handcrafted and Canadian-Made jewelry. Minimalist yet delicate and chic, AKA’s product lines are unique and bold. They have the perfect accessories to start you on this beautiful trend! AKA exclusively designed a necklace for The Princess Shop named “Chase Your Dreams”! This necklace enables the wearer to be inspired and empowered to fulfill their dreams. These beautiful pieces are available with different hand stamped phrases, such as “Believe” or “Be Bold”! Most importantly - 25% of the proceeds from the “Chase Your Dreams” Necklace will be donated to The Princess Shop.

Check out our exclusive empowering necklace with AKA at www.shopaka.ca  – head’s up you’ll want everything on their site! They are currently offering Free Shipping on all orders over $100! #ShopAKA

Our Second Jewelry Fundraiser is being by the lovely Janna Dutton, a Color by Amber Consultant, and the wonderful staff at Lead Pilates. Since 2010 Lead Pilates has been helping the people of Saskatoon get motivated and take control of their body. They offer personalized workouts, specific for your needs. We are honored for Lead Pilates to be holding this wonderful fundraiser for us.

From now till April 20th you are able to pre order Lead Pilates exclusive sets of skinny bracelets, which will be delivered to you by May 5th. Skinnies are a collection of lightweight stackable bracelets that you can mix and match to add a nice touch to any of your outfits. You cannot go wrong with stocking up on these eco-friendly accessories! Every purchase made from the following collections: Lil’ Divas, Balance, Breath, Strength and Core Collections, Lead Pilates will be donating $15 to The Princess Shop!

Everyone here at The Princess Shop is grateful and honored to have these local businesses hold fundraisers in support for us. Make sure to check both these fundraisers out, you are bound to find a beautiful collection of new accessories in time for this upcoming summer and you will be supporting The Princess Shop at the same time!

 

The Second Annual Tonic Dress Fundraiser

posted by The Princess Shop    |   March 29, 2015 15:54


It’s that time of the year again! We are happy and grateful to have the locally owned clothing store – Tonic, hold their 2nd Annual Dress Fundraiser in support of The Princess Shop. From now until April 15, Tonic will be donating a portion of their Dress Sales to the Princess Shop! Now is the perfect time to complete your spring look (incase spring ever comes) and help out a local nonprofit organization at the same time.

Tonic has been a staple in the Saskatoon community for over 10 years. They began as a small vintage boutique on Broadway and has since grown to two locations in Saskatoon. It has become to what we have known and love, Tonic! They carry the latest season’s trends from Canadian designers to the top brands in Europe and United States.

For every dress purchase made until April 15, not only will you get a beautiful dress but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Princess Shop AND you’ll also get a cute little dress card to put your name on that will be showcased somewhere in the store!

Looking for the perfect outfit to attend the upcoming 8th Annual Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses? Check out the Anita Skirt (Available in various colors) at your closest Tonic! This fun Canadian made skirt will make you embrace your inner princess and make heads turn… possibly with envy. Whether you are wearing this for a night out with your girls or while watching Sex and in the City on a Friday night, this skirt is a must have in your closet.

When you’re at Tonic remember to show your confirmation email to our Glass Slipper event to receive 10 percent off your entire purchase! Even if you don’t find a dress to buy, you can still help out by contributing to the donation jars available at the cash register. For the duration of this event, Tonic is also accepting dress donations on behalf of the Princess Shop. So before you head over to Tonic, clear some room in your closet by bringing in your old graduation dress to donate to the Princess Shop!

Don’t have a chance to stop by one of their two locations? You can now shop directly in the comfort of your own bed, at any time, any day by visiting http://www.farminista.com. Now until April 15, use the code: SLIPPER to receive 10 percent off your purchase.  




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Our Sponsors for the 8th Annual Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses

posted by The Princess Shop    |   January 28, 2015 03:20

Our Sponsors for the 8th Annual Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses

We are so excited to have K+S Potash Canada as the title sponsor for the 8th Annual Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses, continuing with us from last year! Equally as exciting, is to have last year’s dinner sponsor, KPMG, and entertainment sponsor, Saskatchewan Blue Cross, back for another year with us! Our other returning sponsors are Areva Resources Canada and MNP, not to mention our dessert sponsor, Cupcake Conspiracy, Rawlco Radio for promotional support and MCs Sheri Ebert and Shauna Foster! We are also looking forward to Eekwol joining the event for a mini performance of hip-hop and spoken word poetry!

What we are most excited for, and the highlight of the Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses, is the keynote speaker. Our keynote speaker is a Princess Graduate, and she will share her story and the impact that the Princess Shop has made on her life. Her story is truly inspiring and touching, a testament to the work that The Princess Shop does and why The Princess Shop work so hard to impact the lives of Saskatchewan’s female youth!

We are beyond excited for this event, to celebrate the successes of this year’s Princess Graduates. We look forward to having you help us celebrate these young women’s successes! There is more information on the event and how to purchase tickets here. Our Early-Early Bird deadline is January 31st, so be sure to buy them before then!

Volunteering at The Princess Shop

posted by The Princess Shop    |   January 11, 2015 01:49

Volunteering at The Princess Shop- From the Perspective of The Princess Shop's Fundraising Coordinator

I joined The Princess Shop in August of 2012 as a Volunteer Representative. I had started to feel restless in my office job and thought that finding something to feed my soul would help. When I began to think of my passions and what would work best for me, I thought of The Princess Shop and to my pleasant surprise, they were engaging new volunteers! I immediately did everything I could to draw attention to myself, which included calling, emailing and dropping by the shop. It might have been overkill, but I got the role as Volunteer Representative and I was thrilled. 
 
When I started volunteering, I was stressed out however, The Princess Shop became my retreat. I was able to escape all of this weight and be my normal carefree self with smart, funny, amazing women all while doing something to impact my community and this wonderful city. On more than one occasion, I would leave work on Thursday and almost be in tears, wondering if I could be able to make it to a meeting at The Princess Shop without bursting out crying but would find myself smiling and laughing as soon as I walked in the door. When I was in that room filled with so many beautiful dresses and insanely amazing women, I felt strong and valuable and my fellow volunteers really listened when I spoke. It was wonderful to feel like such an indispensable member of a team.
 
I offered to take on the role of Fundraising Coordinator around the time of my first Glass Slipper. My first fundraiser was with Pure Frozen Yogurt, and it was wonderful. The staff at Pure were so great to work with! They made special treats, put the colour pink everywhere and even dressed up! It was the perfect fundraiser to start off my new role Some other highlights include the Trivia Night at Amigo's put together by friends Andy and Mark, the Christmas fundraiser put on by Mane Productions and Fresh Living, and the Bachelor Canada event put together by one of The Princess Shop's creators, Chantal Hounjet! Every time this community offers The Princess Shop their time and money, I'm so incredibly humbled.
 
Early in 2014, I gave birth to my daughter, Evey. Everyone at the shop was so accommodating to my new and often unknown schedule and have been extremely welcome to our new The Princess Shop member! Now with Evey nearing her first birthday, I'm only getting busier and am having trouble finding the time to fit in the hours that The Princess Shop and our Princess Graduates truly deserve. I knew I was not ready to say goodbye to The Princess Shop yet, but I knew I couldn't keep trying to make my Fundraiser Coordinator role work. So after just a few months in this role, I'll be returning to Volunteer Representative.
 
I'm excited to pass the torch! In my opinion, fundraising is one of the most enjoyable jobs at The Princess Shop and I'm eager to see who will take it on.
 
xoxo
Whitney

Holiday Hours

posted by The Princess Shop    |   December 22, 2014 14:35

Please be advised that The Princess Shop will be closed on the following days over the holiday season:

•Thursday 25 December  2014

•Thursday 1 January 2015

•Monday 5 January 2015

The Princess Shop will resume regular business hours on Thursday, 8 January 2015. Best wishes for a very happy holiday from Karen and the volunteer team!

Looking for information about our programs and events? See below for more information about how to donate a dress, apply for our 2015 Dress Program, and more information about our upcoming Glass Slipper Benefit.

Donating Dresses

We love to accept dress donations! It keeps our inventory fresh and interesting for each year's Princess Graduates. Please consider donating a dress that you think a 2015 graduate would wear (less than 5 years old, preferably). If you provide your contact information, we will send you a photo of a Princess Graduate in your dress when it is selected for a graduation ceremony. Please click here for more information. During office closures, please drop off donated dresses at our Primrose Pizza Hut drop off location.

The Dress Program

The Princess Shop’s Dress Program lends donated dresses and accessories to female graduates in need, to enhance their graduation experience. The organization hopes to find the perfect dress for every young woman who requires services.  Princess Graduates have the opportunity to be lent a graduation dress, accessories, shoes, etc. donated by members of our community. Please click here to learn more about our dress program and how to apply for the 2015 graduation season.

The Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses

The Glass Slipper Benefit is The Princess Shop's annual fundraising event that celebrates the current year's Princess Graduates. It is an opportunity for the community to gain a glimpse into the impact The Princess Shop makes in Saskatoon and throughout Saskatchewan. This year’s Annual Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:30pm at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Tickets are now available! For more information about The Glass Slipper Benefit and how to purchase tickets, please click here

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