Cinderella Project provides prom dresses for girls who need them
Crooms and Jones collect shoes as well as dresses.
The Cinderella Project helps young girls living on a budget find the perfect princess dress.
By: Samantha Johannesen
South Carolina Bar Association members enjoy sponsoring the Cinderella Project. The Cinderella Project lets young girls who are living on a budget come and pick out a dress for their prom and take it home for free. Over the past twelve years, this project has become one of the South Carolina Bar's most popular projects. These young girls who can't afford a prom dress can now pick out their perfect dream dress.
University of South Carolina law school students Ashia Crooms and Hillary Jones help with the Cinderella project and describe themselves as fairy godmothers. They have collected over three hundred prom dresses for girls who are living on a budget. They have also collected shoes and accessories to make the perfect outfit for these young girls.
"Seeing the look on just one girl's face when she finds the perfect dress," Jones says.
She says that is what she looks forward to most. They believe they are going to make many girls happy with the dresses and accessories they have collected.
"You remember your prom for the rest of your life. So, just to be able to be a part of making that memory is very heart-warming,"Sheila Bias the coordinator of Cinderella Project said.
They've collected over 800 dresses in the hopes that each girl can find that special one that makes her feel just like Cinderella. Saturday the girls showed up and found their dream dresses that they never thought they would be able to have.