In 2009, I began Princess Chambers Inc. simply to fulfill a need in the community. I heard about girls not being able to attend their prom due to family financial hardships and felt led to do something. The first year I reached out to family, friends and the community to seek donations. Within two weeks, I collected over 250 dresses and hosted an event that provided girls with FREE dresses. Since then, Princess Chambers Inc has expanded and served nearly 700 young women. It’s more than a free dress; it’s about creating an experience of a lifetime! We want all young women to feel like royalty when they enter the “chambers”.
We provide support, programs and other initiatives to empower confidence in teenagers and young adults.
We also also offer instruction in etiquette and leadership to help young women develop a true sense of their personal power and potential.
Our Board of Directors
Founder of Princess Chambers Inc
founded Princess Chambers Inc. to recognize and award young women with free prom dresses, shoes, and accessories to ensure that young women feel confident and elegant during this special time in their lives.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jennifer was instilled with the spirit of community service from childhood. At the age of 7, she started accompanying her mother to pack and deliver fresh groceries to senior citizens every month and continued to do so until she became a pre-teen. Later, she volunteered with ACTS Ministry Inc., a non-profit organization that provides gently used donated furniture/household items to families in need, as their Logistics Coordinator for 5 years and is currently the new membership coordinator.
Jennifer firmly believes “to whom much is given, much is required.” Today, she works as a Brand Ambassador for KIND Snacks, committed to the KIND Movement to spread and celebrate kindness, through acts big or small, and the goal of making kindness a state of mind. She has participated in mission trips to bring resources and hope to under-developed communities, in Panama in 2008 and in Ethiopia in 2013.
Jennifer loves to bake, travel, run and spread love.
is an avid traveler, wine enthusiast and currently works closely with the executive beverage team at Epicurean Restaurant Group, primarily at L’Artusi, an Italian restaurant in the West Village in New York City. When not at L’Artusi, he works at September Wines and Spirits in the Lower East Side and has his own wine newsletter. He has acquired a Level 3 Advanced Award Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and has furthered his knowledge of wine by visiting vineyards across the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Yusuf, who has always had entrepreneurial interests, is deepening his knowledge of the restaurant and wine retail industries in order to leverage his experiences into his next professional endeavor: opening his own wine bar in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY.
is a member of the Board of Directors of Princess Chambers Inc. and currently serves as the Director of Human Resources at a non- profit leading the HR team in recruiting qualified people for our fast-growing team and establishing a culture that fosters diversity, collaboration, commitment and achievement. She sets the strategy for high- performance and talent design as well as manages the performance review, compensation & benefits programs and employee incentive systems. She also assists in aligning the team with the business objectives of the organization.
is a member of the Board of Directors of Princess Chambers Inc. and works for the Corcoran Group as a Real Estate Broker. Previously, she worked at Bond as a successful eight-year career as a real estate litigator. As an attorney, she defended her clients in high-liability real estate disputes, arising from all phases of multimillion-dollar projects. Property owners and developers recognized her for her ability to assess and avoid real estate risks. Sunny quickly put her negotiation skills to use, and closed approximately $4 million in deals during her first year as a real estate broker.
Latest Events and News
Princess Chambers Inc. cordially invites you to “Prom of the Ages”, our first annual gala fundraiser on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 7pm-12am at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.read more
Paint Nite® and Princess Chambers Inc. invites you to channel your inner Picasso and create your own unique piece of art on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Hill Country (Downtown Brooklyn).read more
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average cost of attending prom for teens?
According to ABC News, the average cost of going to prom in 2013 — the perfect dress or tuxedo, a limo, and pre-dance festivities – has risen to a nationwide average of $1,139. That’s a 5% increase over 2012.
Do dresses and other items have to be returned after prom?
No. Attendees are allowed to keep all items received. They are also able to donate their dresses back to Princess Chambers or to another young woman in need.
Where are the dresses from?
A few months prior to the event, the Princess Chambers Inc. team conducts a prom dress drive throughout NYC where members of the community can donate their formal wear. All items must be gently used, age-appropriate, fashionable, and dry cleaned prior to donation. Additionally, Princess Chambers Inc. has received donations from companies such as NBC, Rent the Runway, MAC, Laila Rowe, MACYS, NewYorkDress.com, to name a few.
How many girls have received dresses over the years?
Princess Chambers Inc. has served over 600 girls in New York City since 2009.
How can I donate to Princess Chambers?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a drop off or mail donations to: Princess Chambers Inc. , PO Box 250-330, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Who is qualified to receive a Princess Chambers Prom Package?
Young women who are graduating from High School are eligible to receive a prom package from Princess Chambers. They must be nominated by their Guidance Counselors based on their academic excellence, financial need and self-esteem.
Is there a cost to participants?
No, Princess Chambers is a free service to all attendees.
What is included in the Princess Chambers “Prom Boutique” Package?
Young women are greeted by the team and cheered on prior to entering the “Princess Chamber.” Each young woman is paired with a personal shopper that ensures they are treated like princesses and assisted with their shopping experience. After their dresses are selected, they can then shop for jewelry, shoes and other accessories to complete their look. They are also able to receive a mini-makeover with a professional makeup artist and take pictures on the red carpet.
Why is self-esteem a part of the criteria?
Princess Chambers is not just about receiving a free dress but providing an experience that young women will never forget. Personal shoppers are on hand to build their self-esteem and address any concerns about negative body image and encourage these young women to make wise decisions on prom night with regards to substance or alcohol abuse and sexual behavior.