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Feeling Like A Princess. For Free

The first year Princess Project Silicon Valley ran a prom dress give-away, in 2006, 300 girls walked away with free prom dresses. 300 dresses is now what they give away in a single day.

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    The first year that Princess Project Silicon Valley held a prom dress give-away, 300 girls walked away with a free dress. They do 300 now, in a single day. (Published Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013)

    The women who run Princess Project Silicon Valley have a saying about the prom experience, one gained from personal experience: "You may not remember the date, but you always remember the dress."

    Kristi Saso remembers every seam on hers.

    Saso, one of PPSV's co-chairs, may cringe a little when she thinks of what was considered fashionable when she was in high school, but remembers what it was like to feel so glamorous and beautiful.

    Ever since 2006, Saso and a close group of friends have been making that feeling possible for thousands of South Bay girls.

    This year, PPSV will give away more than 1,000 new and used prom dresses to girls who might not otherwise be able to afford one.

    To see what one of their give-away days looks like, watch Garvin Thomas' story above.