Late bridesmaid's dress becomes prom gift
Published Saturday, May 14, 2011 5:54PM EDT
The dress that Angela Williams never got to wear to her friend's wedding will now make prom night possible for a teen in need.
Friends of Williams, who died in a car crash in March, donated the green bridesmaid's dress to charity.
Fairy Godmothers of Ottawa is a local charity that collects new and used formal dresses and lends them to girls who can't afford one for their high school prom.
Williams' friend Hilliary Jamieson said giving away the dress was emotional, but in a good way.
"We know she would appreciate it," she said. "She was a really generous person and it would be something that she would want."
They also said their friend was very stylish, so this was a fitting way to remember her.
"When she wore the dress she had a huge smile on her face, so the idea that another girl would smile wearing the dress was really important to her family and all of her friends," said Vanessa Schiavo.
Canterbury student Andrea Arciniegas was one student who found a dress at their Rideau Centre booth. She moved with her mother from Columbia a few years ago.
"I have no words, I'm just so thankful," Arciniegas said. "I can go to prom and I'll have a dress, I'm just really thankful."
Fairy Godmothers has dressed over a thousand girls in the area since 2003.
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Melissa Lamb