It is prom season again and The Cinderella Project will be having their 2013 Dress Giveaway on Saturday March 9, 2013 from 8:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Louisiana State Police Headquarters Cafeteria. Aside from a wedding, prom is an event that many girls dream about from the time that they are in kindergarten (especially, if they saw the movie Grease like I did). Beautiful dresses made of gorgeous fabrics in brilliant colors are a feast for the eyes. Yet, owning of those decadent designs can become quite expensive. This is where The Cinderella Project steps into the picture with one of many beautiful acts of kindness - giving away prom dresses to young ladies who cannot afford one. Since it's 2008 founding, this volunteer organization's mission has been to empower young ladies to become strong, intelligent individuals and responsible citizens. This act of kindness has the power to teach young women the fundamentals of community service, good stewardship, and caring for others.
High school students in financial need are eligible to receive one of these gowns. According to The Cinderella Project Of Baton Rouge's Facebook page, the young ladies simply need to bring:
- A High school I.D.
- A current Report Card or letter from a teacher, counselor or principal that confirms enrollment in a Louisiana High School
- A female parent, guardian or relative over the age of 18 with you to help you shop
Further, The Cinderella Project States that "check-in will begin at 8 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis and the doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and you will be paired with a volunteer personal shopper to help guide you through the inventory." In addition to Baton Rouge,the Cinderella Project serves Lafayette, Monroe and Shreveport. For more information about the Cinderella Project, visit The Cinderella Project.