Graduation and prom season is just around the corner and so are preparations for this year’s ‘Prom Dress Boutique.’
Known as The Cinderella Story, the registered non-profit has provided more than 400 dresses over seven years to girls who might otherwise go without.
Donations of new and gently used dresses in all sizes from 2013 and sooner will be accepted starting Feb. 13, as well as jewelry, makeup and other accessories.
“What they achieve in school is a highlight in a girl’s life,” said Cinderella Story founder Debbie Anderson.
“Some of them overcome obstacles and barriers, so that alone needs to be celebrated. It does wonders for their self-esteem.”
The number of girls receiving dresses has grown from nine the first year to 110 girls last year, Anderson said.
“Graduation shouldn’t be a financial barrier for a family.”
Donations can be made at Libro Credit Union, 1315 Exmouth St., and Sarnia-Lambton Rebound, at 10 Lorne Cres.
Girls will be able to select their dresses, along with fittings and alterations, on March 31 and April 1, at 100 North Christina St.
Registration and more details can be found at www.cinderellasarnia.org.