Cinderella’s Closet seeking dress, shoes donations to help make prom possible for every student

February 1, 2023 | 12:10 am

Updated January 31, 2023 | 10:31 pm

Local nonprofit Cinderella’s Closet provides formal wear for girls in western Kentucky, along with all the extras needed for prom. | File photo by AP Imagery

Prom is a high school milestone for many that is full of pretty dresses, fancy makeup, and dancing. For those who struggle to afford a prom dress and all the accessories for the big night, Cinderella’s Closet can help.

Cinderella’s Closet is a nonprofit organization that gives out hundreds of prom gowns and accessories annually. Sarah Bagley, a board member for the organization, said “without us, these students would not be able to attend their prom.”

Bagley said they are looking for dresses of all sizes, but most important is the larger sizes —16 and up. They also need donations of shoes and purses.

 Donations can be dropped off at Owensboro Christian Church from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Go to Entrance D and when you enter the door, there is a rack to the left for you to hang dresses. Dresses can also be dropped off at any local high school.

If these options do not work, Bagley said the Cinderella’s Closet team would be happy to arrange a time to pick up the dresses. 

“Any dress we cannot use will be passed on to another organization such as God’s Little Angels, Wendell Foster, A Night to Shine, or to local elementary schools for their daddy/daughter dances,” Bagley said.

Volunteers are also needed to make this event possible.

Apollo, Daviess County, and Owensboro high schools will also be given a limited number of vouchers for tuxedo rentals.

Any high school students who wish to participate will need to contact their school youth service coordinator as soon as possible. Bagley said they usually serve more than 150 students each year.

“We are not limited to Daviess County,” she said. “We also invite schools from any of the surrounding counties.” 

For more information contact Bagley said 270-302-2709 or visit their Facebook page.

February 1, 2023 | 12:10 am

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