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Give a Girl in Need a Special Prom by Donating Dresses to Cinderella Project

The Cinderella Project is collecting new and gently used formal dresses to give to girls in financial need for their Proms.

Ever wonder what to do with your old prom, bridesmaid and other formal dresses hanging in the back of your closet? Through the Cinderella Project, you can donate your gently used formal dresses and give a special prom experience to girls experiencing financial need. Dresses are being collected at the customer service desks at CBL Malls (MidRivers, Chesterfield, West County and South County), as well as at West Oak Cleaners locations in St. Louis County.

This year, more than 200 girls have been referred by local schools to receive free prom dresses from the Cinderella Project. This year, Cinderella Project is in special need of plus-size dresses to accomodate all of these VIP girls. Both long and short styles are accepted.

Dresses not given to the VIP girls will be sold to the public beginning on Pink Saturday, March 9. More than 3000 dresses, some brand new and worth several hundred dollars, will be sold for $39 (long) and $29 (short) - a great way to find a bargain dress for an upcoming wedding, fundraising event or other formal occasion. The public sale will continue on Sunday, March 10, from 1 - 4 p.m., and the following two weekends on Fridays 6 - 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 am. - 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 - 4 p.m. All proceeds from the public sale support the Community Council of St. Charles County's ongoing efforts to help fragile families by addressing the issues of homelessness, hunger and affordable housing in our communities.

For more information, visit cinderellastl.org or call 636-978-2277.

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Brian Feldt February 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM
This sounds like a great cause. I don't have any dresses to give but I'll be sure to share with my friends.
KSadie February 22, 2013 at 08:31 PM
How exciting that St. Charles gets to host this event! It was also smart to let the Art Institute students assist with the merchandising of the donated dresses. This should be promoted again immediately following the "prom season" in every high school in the metro area so dresses can be accumulated for next year.
Tina M February 23, 2013 at 02:13 PM
I have been collecting dresses for a few months. I have 8 of them and plus size too. I've been waiting for some info on where to take them. Taking them to the mall this weekend! So exciting!

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