How to Help: The Princess Project

One of the ways I like to use my blog platform is to draw attention to amazing charities and initiatives in order to encourage my readers to get involved and find ways in which they can help!

Recently Skip contacted me to let me know about a new (& very easy) way that you can make a difference and it involves supporting one of my favourite initiatives – The Princess Project.


The Princess Project initiative helps less fortunate Matric girls get the dress of their dreams in order for them to feel like a princess for the night of their Matric Dance. Obviously one of the ways that you can help is by donating any of your unused evening wear to the project or with cash donations but Skip are now making it even easier for each one of you to donate R500 towards the Princess Project – and it doesn’t involve you opening your wallet or even leaving your computer to sort out your cupboards!

Over the course of the next few weeks Skip will release a series of videos on their Facebook page, and for every share each video receives, Skip will donate R500 towards the Princess Project What an amazing opportunity for each one of us to give back and how awesome of Skip to be doing their little bit to help make girl’s dreams come true.

What started as an unusual idea, has grown into a full time business. The Princess Project was established in 1996 with the business objective of providing matriculant scholars or other women who are less fortunate with dresses, shoes and accessories for those special occasion.

The sad reality is that many people who cannot afford an evening dress would prefer to not attend these functions they are invited to as they fear they will stand out. So the Princess Project calls on those with dresses they no longer wear or have fallen out of love with to donate their gently worn evening wear, wedding dresses, ball gowns, and matric farewell outfits to the cause and ultimately make a difference in someone else’s life.

For more information on the Princess Project, please visit their website and see the impact that is being made:

Every girl deserves to look like a princess at her Matric Dance and The Princess Project helps less fortunate Matric girls get the dress of their dreams! Everyone should feel beautiful!


I’ve share the video – now it’s your turn! Head over here to share and donate R500 with the click of a button…..



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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. Good Day

    i would like to make inquiries regarding the princess project. I want to make a recommendation for a matric learner Kayla Beukes @ Modderdam High School in Bonteheuwel . She is very committed and hard working, and the eldest daughter of a single mom. She is living with a grandmother Cecilia Beukes. I would like to proposed if you can kindly please sponzor her martric dress , shoes and all her accesories. This will be a great help for her parents. Please email me or contact me @ 078 915 2902

  2. Morning.

    I have several dresses that I would like to donate. please tell me how to go about doing that.

  3. Morning.

    I have several dresses that I would like to donate. please tell me how to go about doing that.

  4. Hy am Regan from pretoria ,i really need to go to the matric farewell even ,but the problem is that ,i can’t afford the clothes e.g. Dress and shoes ,i would be so much pleased if u can be donate that for me ,thanks

  5. Morning, my name is charlene the principal of a High School. I have a learner that needs a dress to to a matric dance. I am willing to donate a evening dress

  6. Hi my name is Euphine am 17 years old I need assistance for my matric dance , a dress n shoes currently am staying with my aunt and she’s not working meaning she can’t afford .Remember blessed is the hand thatt gives than the one that receives.euphineamukelani@gmail-0787922944.

  7. Hi my name is Tshidi I would like to know if you can help me with my sister she is matriculating and I don’t even have a cent to buy her anything cos I’m in school at the moment and she a top student I feel bad if she won’t be able to attend it after she has been working so hard from January please

  8. Goodmorning

    My maids daughter needs a dress for a matric farewell the father is unemployed andi help them to the best that i can i am a pensioner ,it is this girls dream to go to her fairy tale ball she goes to forest high school ,could you be kind enough to assist

  9. Hi Im Nonhle and im having my matric dance in July but my best friend Tina cannot afford her dress and shoes therefore she has decided not to go this makes me extremely sad because i wanna share my last high school memories with her and i think its unfair that she cannot come .She lives with her mom and her father wants nothing to do with them her mom cannot afford all the finances …Please assist my friend .
    kindly contact me by 074 247 2356
    Thank you .

  10. Hey I’m Nomzamo Msimanga. From Johannesburg I would really love to go to the matric dance which is end of November 2017… But no family member is working, me going to the matric dance is likely to remain just a dream. Please help highlight my matric year.. Thank you

    Please kindly email:
    Contact: 0727415771

  11. Good day,

    My name is Alfreda Meyers am a single mom taking care of 4 other children whom I have inherited since my sister passed in 2013. One will be in matric next year and I need assistance with the dress, shoes for her big day
    Kindly please assist as the brother will also be in matric next year.

    Yours truly
    066 301 4434

  12. Good day.
    My name is Pearl Jonas and I attend school at Marian RC High which is situated in Elsies River.
    I would like princess project to assist learners who truely want to go to the matric ball but do not have the funds to buy their dresses and etc. Most students are less fortunate and others live by their own because of their parents has passed on.
    It breaks my heart to them not go to a day that should be special for them celebrating their last year in matric.
    Please contact me for more information or willing to assist: 0734731253
    Or whatsapp me at: 0622124129

    Thank you.

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