Cinderella Dreams 2017 – Make a Girl’s Prom Dreams Come True
Can you imagine being a teenage girl dreaming about attending her junior or senior prom, only to realize that the cost of a dress is out of reach?
That’s where the Cinderella Dreams Project comes in. The Midlothian Junior Women’s Club, Puritan Cleaners, and YMCAs of Greater Richmond are joining forces to ensure that no young woman is denied her chance to experience a quintessential event of adolescence – attending her Prom.
The Cinderella Dreams Project aims to help shoulder the financial burden of attending this formal event by providing gowns and accessories for free to any girl who, like Cinderella, needs help obtaining a gown for the ball.
The Cinderella Dreams Prom Dress Project is held each spring. Prom dresses, jewelry, shoes, makeup and other prom-related accessories that are collected at Richmond-area YMCA branches and Puritan Cleaners during February.
A ‘shopping’ event is then held in the Spring, where girls can shop for and select a dress and accessories for free. Since 2006, Cinderella Dreams Project has partnered with local businesses to help hundreds of girls fulfill their prom dreams at no cost to them!
The Cinderella Dreams Project is now accepting donations of new and gently used gowns in current styles for 2017. Donations are accepted at any Puritan Cleaners location, and at the YMCAs of Greater Richmond through the month of February.
On March 11th and 19th, girls can come to the Cinderella Dreams storefront located at Westchester Commons (former Famous Footwear location) – 301 Perimeter Dr. Midlothian, VA, and select a gown for free (a suggested $5.00 donation if possible). If you or your business would like to help with any aspect of the project, contact the 2017 Cinderella Dreams Project Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. We, and the girls, thank you for your support!