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Girls in foster care get the chance to dress up for special gala

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Girls in foster care are getting the chance to dress up for a special night.

At least 70 girls, ages three through 18 who are in foster care, will get the chance to dress up in a gown and attend the first annual Princess at Heart Gala on August 17th.

"They're going to come down to children services and they're going to get their hair, their nails, and their makeup all professionally done. And then they're going to go into a room and hopefully have lots and lots of dresses to choose from," said Mary Noble a foster parent and founder of Fostering Dreams.

After their makeovers, the girls will be transported to the Magic Tree which has donated its banquet room for the event.

LaFrance Cleaners will care for the donated dresses up until the big day.

Noble says she has been wanting to do this event for years and plans to have an event for boys in November.

Mary and her husband Bob have been foster parents of 64 children over the past 17 years.

They know what a special day means for the kids. "There are case workers and the police and courts and judges and it's just insane, and they’re not happy. There's nothing bringing them joy. So we wanted to change that for one day." Noble said.

If you have a formal dress or shoes you would like to donate, you can drop them off at any LaFrance Cleaners. They specifically need dresses for age’s six to 12.

You can also make a donation to Fostering Dreams at any LaFrance Cleaners or you can mail it to P.O. Box 161, Struthers, Ohio 44471.


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