Cinderella Project makes prom dreams come true


      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Even Cinderella had a Fairy Godmother to help her get ready for the big dance. Now is your chance to help Lowcountry teens get ready for their prom and other special celebrations.

      The Cinderella Project has helped to outfit teens for prom without worrying about the cost for the past 11 years. The group provides dresses, jewelry, shoes and other items free of charge.

      This year's event is Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on King Street.

      Volunteers are needed for set up the day before the event, as well as to help in three hour shifts during the event. Positions include set up, break down, personal shoppers, organization, registration and passing out goodie bags to the attendees.

      Donations are being accepted at a variety of pickup locations throughout the Lowcountry. You'll find that list at the bottom of this article. Businesses are also encouraged to donate gift cards to services to the cause. Examples include hair and nail salons, floral shops and restaurants.

      For more information, please contact Project Chair Alissa Collins at or call (843) 302-1714.

      You can also find them on Facebook (Charleston's Cinderella Project), Twitter (CHSCinderella) and read their blog:


      Daniel Island:Providence Baptist Church294 Seven Farms DriveDaniel Island, SC 29492

      Charleston:St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Outreach Center403/405 King StreetCharleston, SC 29401

      James Island:Martin Luther Lutheran Church1605 Harbor View RoadCharleston, SC 29412

      Mount Pleasant:St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church604 Pitt StreetMount Pleasant, SC 29464

      Waggoner Law Firm501 Belle Hall Parkway, Suite 202Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

      Summerville:Dana Adkins Law Firm300 North Cedar Street, Suite ASummerville, SC 29483

      West Ashley:Brinkley Law Firm, LLC1180 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Ste. 200Charleston, SC 29407