Give a local teen the gift of prom.

By Meghan Overdeep
March 09, 2018
The Cinderella Project of Charleston

Most women have a handful of dresses collecting dust (and taking up space) in the back of their closets. Whether it's because you're holding onto them for sentimental reasons, or it's because you hope to fit into them again one day, it's not always easy to say goodbye to your satin and tulle glory days.

Luckily, there's The Cinderella Project, a loose network of nonprofits dedicated to helping women donate their old gowns to a younger generation of aspiring princesses who can't afford to go to prom.

One local South Carolina branch, The Cinderella Project of Charleston, is currently accepting donations through March 14th—the perfect excuse to get rid of the dresses you've had taking up precious closet space!

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The Cinderella Project of Charleston collects new and gently-used formal dresses, gowns, purses, jewelry, shawls, shoes, and accessories and provides them to financially challenged high school students at the annual Cinderella Project Boutique. According to The Charleston City Paper, this year the boutique will be held at West Ashley's John Wesley United Methodist Church on Sat. March 17 from 10 am to 2 p.m. Learn more about how to donate on the organization's website.

For other South Carolina boutique locations, visit Similar nonprofits, including Operation Prom and Becca's Closet, also exist throughout the southern states.