What do you remember most about prom? It wasn’t the song playing while some girl would not stop trying to cut in to dance with my boyfriend. It wasn’t the stream of photos I took with people I would never talk to again. It was the dress.
Every girl deserves their Cinderella moment on prom night, but it can be a costly undertaking. Ladies of true style know a great look needn’t cost much, but throw in the right shoes, jewelry, bag, makeup, hair, nails, etc. and suddenly the Fairy Godmother’s credit limit is being compromised. The Glass Slipper Project provides everything a girl needs to feel like she’s stepped into a fairytale on that most magical of high school nights.
Accepting donations of new and nearly new prom dresses and accessories, the Glass Slipper Project serves women who may not otherwise have means to outfit themselves for prom. The non-profit has already dressed over 1,000 girls this season! No proof of financial need is required, just proof of current high school enrollment with junior or senior status. Volunteer personal shoppers work with students at the Glass Slipper boutique location to choose the perfect prom attire.
This Saturday, April 16, is the last boutique date of 2011. The boutique is open from 8am to 4pm and is located at McCorkle School at 4421 S. State St. Students interested in shopping at the boutique need no appointment, but should be prepared to wait for a personal shopper. Volunteers are still needed in many areas of the boutique, including breakdown on Sunday April 30. Donations are also still needed, especially including jewelry, dress purses, and makeup.
Chicago fashionistas know that style is a skill. Put it to good use by volunteering with the Glass Slipper Project and help a girl feels like royalty on Prom night. Volunteers can sign up here, or contact the Glass Slipper Project for more information.