Cinderella Project Accepting Formal Gown Donations for Prom
Help a local high school girl have a great prom by donating gowns, shoes and accessories.
Two Midlands groups are accepting donations of gently-used gowns, accessories and shoes for high school girls who can't afford to buy the items for their prom.
The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. are sponsoring the annual Cinderella Project.
Clean dresses in all sizes, as well as evening bags, jewelry, shoes and other accessories, are needed. Donations are being accepted through Feb. 23 and can be dropped off at any of the following Columbia-area locations:
- M Boutique, 702 Cross Hill Rd., Ste. 400A, Columbia
- Revente, 737 Saluda Ave., Columbia
- Richardson Plowden, 1900 Barnwell St., Columbia
- Rogers Townsend, 220 Executive Center Dr., Columbia
- Lexington Chamber of Commerce, 311 W. Main St., Lexington
- Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce, 1248 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo
- Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin
- W. Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1006 12th St., Cayce
A boutique will be held on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the USC School of Law located at 701 Main St. in Columbia to give the girls an opportunity to “shop” for dresses at no cost. Girls from all area schools are invited to attend and must bring their student IDs.
The Young Lawyers Division thanks the Junior League of Columbia and Wells Fargo for their contributions, which help make the 2013 Cinderella Project a success.
The YLD includes all members of the S.C. Bar under age 36 and those with less than five years membership.
The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.