Bonang Matheba wants to give her red carpet dresses to matric students – here’s how you can donate your dresses too
Know someone who needs a matric ball dress? Then Queen B aka Bonang Matheba could make their dreams come true with a chance to win one of her red carpet dresses for their matric farewell.
According to The Juice, Bonang will make three lucky young women's dreams come true this September when she gives away three of her red carpet dresses as well as a makeover with her glam squad.
"I've had a most blessed month and want to share in my success by acknowledging others and encouraging individuals to feel strong, beautiful and empowered. So I'm giving three young ladies the chance to win one of my red carpet stunners and to be the queen of their matric dances," says Bonang.
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What a month it’s been for women in South Africa - to be acknowledged for who we truly are. Strong, beautiful & empowered. But, before August wraps- ????— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) August 30, 2018
I want to spoil THREE powerful, young women on their special night!! ?????? See video for details!! #WomenOfTheFuture pic.twitter.com/KpecA2w8H7
Entrants need to send their motivation as to why they deserve to win a Bonang Matheba red carpet dress and a makeover, to email@example.com.
See pictures of the dresses up for grabs over at The Juice.
This move from Bonang comes a few weeks afterTV personality and designer Nandi Madida also decided to give away the two piece gown she wore to the recent 2018 BET awards to a lucky matriculant says The Juice.
So not only could you turn up in a beautiful gown, but you could possibly wear a dress that was on the same red carpet as Janelle Monae!
The dress is black with white and gold detail and comes from Nandi’s Colour clothing label.
But there’s a catch, you have to have good grades (and be a size 28) to score the ensemble.
Check out the Instagram below:
Dear Matriculants ♥?. Any Matriculant who would like this gown that I wore to the BET Awards 2018 by my clothing brand @colourfashionlabel for their Matric dance kindly DM me. The requirements are that the gown is a size 28 and the matriculant must have good grades (will screen). May you kindly DM me your details and my team will get back to you♥?.
Donating a dress that you’re only ever going to wear once is a great idea and we think these celebs are doing a great thing for some lucky women.
But do you want to do the same for someone else? Do you have a spare evening creation that you no longer need and could bring joy to someone who might not be able to go to her matric ball because she doesn't have anything appropriate?
Here’s how to make a difference:
The Princess Project
Whether it’s a spare evening dress, or the wedding gown you’re never going to wear again, you can change another person’s circumstances by donating it and making their dreams of attending their matric ball or finding a wedding dress come true. Go to their website and view where you can drop off your dress to make a difference in another woman’s life.
The Cinderella Project
The Cinderella Project is part of the Jes Foord Foundation and collects secondhand formal gowns and suits in good condition to be given to underprivileged boys and girls for their matric balls. The foundation also uses this as an opportunity to go to schools and educate these young girls and boys about rape and help support possible victims.
The Fairy Godmother Project
The Epic Foundation started this initiative as a way to give underprivileged girls in their matric year the opportunity to go their matric farewells in beautiful dresses. They supply them with an evening dress, jewellery, a bag and even shoes where possible. The girls are encouraged to “pay it forward” to another girl they know would also benefit from having a beautiful dress for their farewell.
Was your matric ball dress donated to you? Or do you know someone who had their donated? Tell us about it.
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