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frequently asked questions

FAQ

Q. How can I make a donation?

A. See http://www.theprincessshop.ca/donate for information about the types of donations The Princess Shop accepts, along with our dress donation forms.

Q. Where can I drop off donations?

A. Dress drop off locations and hours of operation are listed here. (link to garment drop off location page)

Q. What can I donate?

A. The Princess Shop accepts formal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, high-heel/formal footwear, hair accessories, jewelry, and handbags/clutches. We do not accept undergarments.

Q. What if I live out of town and want to donate items?

A. No problem! If you live out of town, donations can be mailed to:

The Princess Shop
12 – 1622 Ontario Ave
Saskatoon SK, S7K 1S8

Q. Where do the donated items go?

A. The Princess Shop accepts the donation of dresses, shoes, jewelry, etc. for our inventory. Items will be stored at The Princess Shop head office in Saskatoon, where girls in need are able to come in for personal appointments to find the perfect dress.

Q. Who will the donated items be supplied for?

A. The items will be available for use by female graduates each year who would otherwise find the graduation season financially challenging. Current Princess Graduates are able to borrow items from The Princess Shop for their graduation. Following use, all items will be dry cleaned so that many future Princess Graduates can continue to use the items.

Q. So my donation can be used year after year?

A. Yes! The Princess Shop lends the dress out to Princess Graduates and then gets it back so that future graduates have the opportunity to select the dress.

Q. How do you decide who gets the donated items?

A. The project is advertised through high school guidance counselors, posters, the media, and use of our website and Facebook page. Young women who are interested in the program are required to submit an application form and declare their need, so we can get to know them a bit better and receive their contact information. We will contact each girl to set up a personal dress appointment. We will not take applicants through an interview process to determine which girls will benefit most from the program because we believe that the program is self-selecting. Our dream is to not turn any girls away – this is why we need donations!

Q. Is there an organization that helps young men with their tux rentals?

A. We are not aware of an organization in Saskatchewan that helps male graduates with tuxes and suits for graduation. However, if there was interest by a group to start up an organization focusing on male graduates we would be more than willing to help with education and literary resources. Our organization focuses solely on improving the self -confidence of young women.

Q. Do you provide your services for Grade 8 Graduates?

A. At this time, The Princess Shop is focusing on the Grade 12 graduation event. We lend dresses and accessories to Grade 8 graduates in need for her special day, but we are not able to provide the full graduation services package currently available to Saskatoon Grade 12 graduates.

Q. Is there a cost for the program?

A. The Princess Shop’s dress lending program is provided free of charge. However, all Princesses are subject to a small deposit, to be reimbursed in full when the dress is returned.

In-town Princess Graduates: For all girls who live in a centre where we have established a chapter (Saskatoon), she will work with the designated regional chapter representatives to arrange for a dress appointment in Saskatoon and she will be required to pay a $40.00 deposit fee for the dress – to be reimbursed in full when the dress is returned.

Out-of-town Princess Graduates: For all girls who do not live in a centre where we have established a chapter (Saskatoon) she must arrange her own transportation to come to Saskatoon for a fitting and she will be required to pay a $60.00 deposit fee for the dress – to be reimbursed in full when the dress is returned.

Deposits are due before or at the very beginning of the dress fitting. Only cash will be accepted for deposit payments. The dress appointment will not begin until full payment of the dress deposit has been received.

Q. How do I apply for The Princess Shop’s program?

A. If you are a Grade 12 female student, graduating this year, and do not live in a centre where we have established a chapter (Saskatoon), please complete and submit an Out of Town Dress Program Application Form (link to application for OOT).  Out of Town Princess Graduates must arrange her own transportation to come to Saskatoon for a fitting. You will be required to pay a $60.00 deposit fee for the dress – to be reimbursed in full when the dress is returned.

If you are a Grade 12 female student, graduating this year, and live in a centre where we have established a chapter (Saskatoon), please complete and submit a Saskatoon Grade 12 Dress Program Application Form (link to application for Saskatoon).  In-town Princess Graduates will be able to work with the designated regional chapter representatives to arrange your dress appointment in Saskatoon and will be required to pay an $40.00 deposit fee for the dress – to be reimbursed in full when the dress is returned.

If you are a Grade 8 graduate, please complete and submit the Grade 8 Dress Program Application Form. Please note that dress deposit fees will also apply – to be reimbursed in full when the dress is returned.

Q. What is the best way to submit an application form?

A. By email or by dropping it off in the mail box (all information is on the application form). We do not have a fax machine.
 
Q. Who can apply?

A. Any female-identified student that is graduating from a recognized program in Saskatchewan who can indicate a financial and/or social need for The Princess Shop's services.
 
Q. Is The Princess Shop wheelchair friendly/accessible?

A. Yes! The Princess Shop is on ground level, with one door to access the space. The fitting room dimensions can also accommodate a wheelchair or other assistive devices. As for parking, please call ahead and we will ensure our staff parking spot right in front of our door is left available for accessible parking.
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12 - 1622 Ontario Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1S8
t: 306-222-3311

Karen Robson, Executive Director

Office Hours:
Mondays: 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 6pm
Tuesdays: 9am - 1pm
Thursdays: 12pm - 8pm

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