Elgin County, Ontario, March 18, 2019 - The YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin is pleased to
announce that it will be hosting this year's annual Get Gorgeous for Grad event
from April 1 to 4, 2019. This annual event is for Grade Eight and high school graduating
students who find it financially difficult to find formal wear for local Graduation
"Everyone graduating should be proud of their accomplishment and this important
milestone should be celebrated!" says Lindsay Rice, Director of Community Programming.
"We have received some outstanding new pieces from local businesses in our community
and are excited to present this opportunity to graduates in Elgin County." Special
thank you to David's Bridal, Elle Couture, Juniper Dress Boutique, Joseph's Clothiers,
Star Men's Shop and Nicholas & Elizabeth of London as well as Bliss Hair Salon,
Cedarhurst Salon & Spa, Charles & Company, Dude's & Dads Barber Shop, Michelle &
Sam's Hair Design, Opus Salon and Spa, Re-Treat Day Spa & Salon, Hush, Pamper Me,
Spice Spa, The Hair Cellar and One Red Chair of St.Thomas for their donations.
Youth interested in participating in the Get Gorgeous for Grad are asked to call
the YWCA 519-631-9800 to book a 30 minute one-to-one appointment with YWCA staff.
These boutique style appointments are confidential and all gowns and formal wear
are free of charge. Students are encouraged to bring a parent, close friend or family
member to help them choose their outfit. Spaces are limited as appointments run
from 3pm to 8pm so be sure to call now. Anyone interested in donating gift cards,
cash, gowns, or suits, is encouraged to do so by calling the YWCA or visiting our