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Free Proms Gowns Anyone?

Like a Fairy Godmother, the Cinderella Project seeks to get every girl to the ball…

Gowns, accessories, not to mention hair and make-up can make prom night an expensive impossibility for some.
Years ago, The Cinderella Project was created to help make dreams come true. After all, the prom is more than a dance; it's the celebration of years of hard work in school and a party to share with friends who have all struggled through classes together.

More importantly, it's about finding the self-esteem to really shine.

Prom night is made more affordable by the efforts of the non-profit Cinderella (and similar) groups that try to make a nice selection of gowns and accessories available for those who might not easily afford them. They accept new & gently used donations, and set up a store for students to peruse throughout the year.

Interested in donating – or finding a gown?

Under the broad heading of Cinderella Project, this program works out of many local/regional centers. There are far too many to list a link for every state here, but a quick online search using the term Cinderella Project and your state will narrow the field for you. And, The Cinderella Project is by no means a stand alone. Wikipedia has a great reference list of charitable prom organizations along with information on several different groups.

Article by: Author Nancy Lindley-Gauthier, whose e-book Periwinkle Way is available from The Wild Rose Press. Her newest Climbing Rose release, Spinning the Baiji, a romance that involves saving the rare Chinese river dolphin, will be out in October 2009.

Coming Next… Free prom dresses in Canada and great free jewelry designs for everyone

4 comments:

Kitty Keswick said...

What an awesome program!!! Prom is such a rite of passage, a milestone in a girl's high school life. I think it's absolutely wonderful to see programs like the Cinderella Project out there. For one day, every girl deserves to have a fairy tale. I just googled Cinderella Project and was floored by the amount of hits I recieved. Yah! For all the fairy godmother's arcross the globe! You,rock.

Kitty

BJ said...

Oh how I wish we'd had a Cinderella project when I was in HS. I remember my grandmother struggling with every movement of her arthritic fingers to sew my gown. It took weeks. But it was gorgeous and one of a kind. I just wish she hadn't suffered so to make me happy. I hope I made it clear how much I loved her and the beautiful dress.
Now girls have a community of fairy godmothers to get them to the prom in style. Awesome!

Blaize said...

BJ, that is such a sweet story about your grandmother! I hope you sent in a picture for us all to see your dress!

Anonymous said...

Tear in my eyes over that story.

Kat