The Fairy Godmother dress closet began when teachers recognized a need for students to have dresses for homecoming, swirl and prom. Teachers began by donating their own dresses to students, by 2009, the dress closet at Galesburg High School was established.
There have been many teachers who helped organize the closet in the beginning and spent time building the dress inventory for students. Recently, the Galesburg High School Key Club took over the responsibility as one of their year long service projects.
The closet is open during specific dates/hours for students to come and browse and hopefully select the perfect dress! Once the dress and possibly shoes are selected, the student then completes a rental agreement for the dress. Student's are asked to have the dress cleaned before returning it to the closet, Burke Cleaner's provides a coupon to make the cleaning cost less expensive.
The closet accepts dress donations from anyone who would like to help. Gently used dance/formal dresses maybe be taken to the Galesburg High School front office.