As prom season is upon us, I wanted to shine a spotlight on a cause near and dear to my heart. I’ve been volunteering with Cinderella’s Closet as a Fairy Godmother for years and can say that the feeling you get from helping someone in need is absolutely unparalleled.
If you’re unfamiliar with their work, here is their mission statement:
Cinderella's Closet provides formal wear to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their prom. Through donations of new and gently used formal dresses and accessories, we are able to "Turn Dresses into Dreams" for juniors and seniors referred to our organization by their school, community organization or social care agency. Even more than a dress, Cinderella's Closet provides an unforgettable, amazing experience. From the moment our princesses dance through our doors they are greeted with an environment of grace, love and respect. It is our mission that they leave knowing they are cherished.
Cinderella's Closet originated as a ministry of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park, KY in 2006 and has now grown to other churches throughout the country. Each is founded on the belief that providing formal wear is simply a way to show God's extraordinary love to some amazing young women.
Each year, Cinderella’s Closet is able to help nearly 450 girls right here in Northern Kentucky. To these girls, it’s not just a dress, it’s a renewal of confidence and a chance to enjoy an experience that might otherwise be out of reach.
If you have any gently-used formal wear including dresses, shoes, handbags, or jewelry, please consider donating them to this great cause! If you don’t have used items to donate, but still want to help, they always welcome monetary donations or newly-purchased items! If you are unable to get to one of their many donation sites, contact me and I can help!
Cinderella’s Closet is always looking for sponsors. Sponsors allow the organization to expand and help more girls! If you’d like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, you can email them directly! Also, consider following them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all their news and events!