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Cinderella Project giving free prom dresses for 10th year

TRINITY — Pasco County high school girls who have no budget for prom can once again receive fashion assistance from some real fairy godmothers as the Cinderella Project returns for its tenth year.

The Cinderella Project of Pasco provides brand new and gently used prom dresses and accessories at no cost to young ladies with financial need. Girls from all Pasco County high schools can benefit from the Cinderella Project, according to head “Fairy Godmothers” and organizers, Julie Rockwell and Roberta Bartlett.

The Cinderella Project accepts donations of prom-style dresses and accessories such as shoes, purses and costume jewelry in excellent condition and contemporary styles. Donations are currently being accepted at any Pasco County high school.

Cash donations to the Cinderella Project are used to purchase brand new dresses and shoes when sizes are not available in the donated inventory. Since 2005, the project has supplied dresses and accessories to more than a thousand Pasco County girls with financial need.

“Our goal is to be sure no young lady misses her prom because of lack of funds,” Rockwell said.

Girls can try on and pick out their ensemble from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday,March 22 and 29. One boutique will be at 9040 Tryfon Blvd., in the Trinity Town Center, on the corner of Little Road and Trinity Boulevard. A second boutique will be open only from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Bridgeway Church, 30660 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel.

Girls who wish to select a dress and accessories must bring their school ID badge. Call (727) 463-4306 or (630) 338-3681 for more information or to make a tax deductible cash donation.

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