For many high school junior and seniors, it's that magical time of the year again – prom. But while the festivities may be great, many lower-income students cannot afford many of prom's expenses. Luckily, with the creation of The Cinderella Project, many young women can now experience the fairytale prom that they may have otherwise not been able to afford.
WAFB has teamed up with this non-profit organization to provide prom dresses to high school students in need. The Cinderella Project provides dresses throughout the state, with locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Monroe, and Shreveport.
Saturday, March 29th
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Louisiana State Police Headquarters - 7901 Independence Blvd.
At the giveaway, young women are given an opportunity to look around, try-on, and pick the perfect dress to wear for prom. Makeup and hair tips may also be provided.
We encourage anyone to support this worthy cause by donating dresses to help those who could otherwise not afford them.
Dress donations are ongoing at Louisiana State Police Troop A location until March 28.
Louisiana State Police Troop A
17801 Highland Road (Highland Road and Interstate 10)
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dress donations must be:
· Presently in-style (no dresses bought before 2009)
· Age and prom appropriate
If you would like to donate a dress, visit their website, www.CinderellaProjectBR.org to see current drop-off centers and more guidelines. If you don't have a dress, but would like to volunteer or donate money, more information can also be found by visiting the site.
If you are interested in receiving a dress, the event will be open to high school students statewide. Students must bring a guardian and a valid high school I.D. to the event, but no proof of financial need is required.
The Cinderella Project's mission is to provide these young women with resources while empowering them to succeed. As well as the dress giveaway, The Cinderella Project also provides educational outreach programs and many other community-based projects.