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Cinderella Project helps underprivileged teens go glam for prom

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For many teenage girls, prom is a rite of passage, and among the most exciting parts is finding the perfect dress, shoes and accessories.  Affording it all, though, is beyond some. But the Cinderella Project is helping some underprivileged teens in Los Angeles to experience their dream prom. 

Founded by Disney executive Dana Green 11 years ago, the event provides girls in need with free dresses, shoes and accessories for their prom or graduation night.

"I started the Cinderella Project as a way to give back to the women of our commmunity,"  Green said. "It is our hope that the young women who are this year's beneficiaries will in turn give back to their own communities in some way."

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This year, the project is expecting to dress up to 1,000 girls at the South Los Angeles nonprofit youth center a Place Called Home, where teen girls will gather Saturday to choose prom attire.

The center is collecting lightly used dresses, shoes and accessories for the event. If you'd like to make a donation, visit their website for more information. The deadline for donations is May 6.

-- Jenn Harris
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Photos: Girls at last year's Cinderella Project event. Credit: A Place Called Home

 
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Wonder why CA & LA are broke? Our tax dollars pay for this nonsense.

I checked the programs donor list, & the City of LA is listed prominently.

Of course, all donations are tax deductible, another form of public subsidy.

I have two never-worn dresses and have been trying to find a donation site for two years(the dresses are not time-dated)...since today is May 6, it'll have to wait another year. There are plenty of people like me who would love to donate...but some sites are really restrictive(in what they take) and others are found too late...just sad for the kids.



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