Prom Dreams Made Possible Thanks to Donation Efforts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – The Cinderella Project is collecting donations to help SC’s underprivileged girls find the perfect prom wardrobe.

Each spring, teens with limited financial resources have the opportunity to get their dream dress free of charge. The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division, and the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority teamed up for the 15th annual Cinderella Project this year.

State Coordinator for the Cinderella Project, Sheila Bias, said they need donations of gently used gowns, shoes, and various prom accessories to fill the boutiques before opening this spring.

“They’re going to have the opportunity to go to the prom because we’ve made that possible,” Bias said.

To “shop” at Cinderella Project boutiques at no cost, you must bring a valid student I.D.

See below for drop-off locations and boutique dates around the state:

Aiken:

Boutique – Saturday, Feb. 27, Maxwell Law Firm, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dress Drop-Off Locations:

  • Maxwell Law Firm, 225 Chesterfield St.,N, Aiken
  • Maxwell Law Firm, 516 W. Ave., North Augusta
  • Second Circuit Solicitor’s Office, 109 Park Ave., SE, Aiken

Anderson:

Boutique – Saturday, April 9, Anderson County Library, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dress Drop-Off Locations:

  • Beyoutiful Boutique, 725 E. Front St., Iva
  • McIntosh, Sherard, Sullivan & Brousseau, 138 N. Main St., Anderson
  • MRK Boutique, 14 N. Main St., Honea Path
  • Senerius Law Firm, 517 N. McDuffie St., Anderson
  • Thomason & Pracht, 303 E. Greenville St., Anderson

Columbia:
Co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter

Boutique – Saturday, February 27, Brookland Baptist Church, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dress Drop-Off Locations:

  • Gallivan White & Boyd P.A., 1201 Main St., #1200, Columbia
  • Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 1006 12th St., Cayce
  • Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland St., Columbia
  • Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, 311 W. Main St., Lexington
  • LawyerLisa, 534 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia
  • Lexington Interfaith Community Services, 216 Harmon St., Lexington
  • M Boutique, 702 Cross Hill Rd., #400a, Columbia
  • Richardson Plowden & Robinson, 1900 Barnwell St., Columbia
  • SC Bar, 950 Taylor St., Columbia
  • Strom Law Firm, 2110 N. Beltline Blvd., Columbia
  • Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A., 1901 Main St., 17th Floor, Columbia
  • USC Alpha Chi Omega House, USC Greek Village, Columbia
  • WLTX, 6027 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia

Greenville:

Boutique – Saturday, March 12, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dress Drop-Off Locations:

  • Junior League of Greenville, 118 Greenacre Rd., Greenville

Greenwood:

Boutique – Saturday, April 9, Emerald Baptist Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dress Drop-Off Locations:

  • Spa at 920, 920 W. Main St., Laurens
  • Hite and Stone Law Firm, 100 E. Pickens, Abbeville
  • VOILA Bridal and Formal, 207 Waller Ave., Greenwood
  • Southern Sass Hair and Company, 1102 McCormick Hwy., Greenwood
  • McDonald Patrick Poston Hemphill & Roper, LLC, 414 Main St., Greenwood
  • Compton Law Firm, PA, 212 Grace St., Greenwood
  • Hawthorne Merrill Law, LLC, 410 Main St., Greenwood
  • Powers Law, LLC, 410 Main St., Greenwood
  • Westside Cleaners, 1224 Hwy. 72 W., Greenwood

Orangeburg:

Boutique – Saturday, March 12, Catch the Vision, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dress Drop-Off Locations:

  • Avinger Law Firm, 8829 Old Number Six Hwy., Santee
  • Catch the Vision, 1425 Russell St., Orangeburg
  • Orangeburg County Solicitor’s Office, Courthouse Basement, 151 Docket St., Orangeburg
  • TRMC Canteen, 3000 St. Matthews Rd., Orangeburg

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