Helping young women in financial need to attend their high school graduation prom is the goal of The Corsage Project.
Created in 2000, by Carole Atkins and Rhona Sallay who worked in the school system of Canada’s most populous city of Toronto, the project is run by a committee of volunteers who are associated with Toronto’s Children’s Aid Foundation.
The project saw young women who were working very hard towards their graduation, but then could not afford to go to their promo because they couldn’t afford to.
Thanks to the Corsage Project providing new dresses and accessories, hundreds of young women have been able to attend their prom graduation.
RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda talked to Sarah Tuite, an organizer and co-chair of The Corsage Project.Listen
The Corsage Project web site – www.corsageproject.ca