“My past has given me the gift of giving.”

Maristela Rapo – FOUNDER

What We’ve Done Since 2014

Students Have Been Glammed

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Who are we?

Giving The Glam provides an incredible prom experience for underserved urban and suburban high school seniors. We cover the cost of all attire and accessories for students who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate in their prom. Students are given an opportunity to attend their event in style, while we make a large impact on their self-esteem and confidence.

Giving The Glam is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization [Tax I.D.81-2960255] based in Massachusetts. It was created and established in 2014 by philanthropist Maristela Rapo and her daughter Alexis Rapo. 

 

Why do what we do?

Our organization helps financially challenged teens enjoy their high school prom experience. Each participant is provided with everything he or she will need to enjoy the prom in style – gowns, tuxedos, accessories, hair and makeup, professional photos, a video and car service to the venue.

But in the end, it’s not so much about the clothes, hair and makeup as it is about the rite of passage. From the young person’s point of view, it’s the opportunity and experience of a lifetime.

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We Give the Glam but it’s THEIR Story.

Hear from our students how Giving the Glam has impacted their lives.

Diane

I really struggled as a person in my confidence of how I looked and feel about myself but everything you put me through I never felt so good about myself and proud, I never felt so good and loved about my body.

Hassan

I am so blessed to know Maristela. She cares about others. I had the best experience of my life of being one of the pupils who got selected for the Glam. I am thankful for everything you did for me and I will always  keep you in my mind.

Nakilah

I have never felt so confident, I knew I would look like a true princess. On the day of my prom all I had was butterflies, but I trusted that Mrs. Maristela. I couldn’t thank the Giving the Glam crew enough, they made my day perfect and helped build memories I will never forget.

Olivia

When I initially met Maristela, I was confused, lost and uncertain about what I was supposed to do with my life; but after getting to know her, now I know that life isn’t about being better or smarter or richer than others, its about being the best that I can be

Grand Benefactors

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Our Sponsors

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BRUNCH FOR THE GLAM

This year of 2022 we are helping 110 girls and 90 boys. We need your help to raise money to sponsor 30 girls for 2022.

Donate $30 today and you will be invited to our upcoming brunch and entered to win these gently used items and more! You are still eligible to win if you are unable to attend the brunch.