Columbia, SC (WLTX) - You have a chance to help make a teenage girl feel like Cinderella.
"I think prom is part of the American childhood, you grow up thinking that is one of the milestones in life and we want every girl to experience that, feel special, look special and just have that moment she deserves," said Michelle Kelley, Midlands Chair for the Cinderella Project.
The Cinderella Project was started over 10 years ago by the South Carolina Bar and local law firms. Today, it is sponsored by the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division and the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.
The purpose is to make sure every teenage girl has an opportunity to have a prom dress regardless of her financial status.
"We have over a thousand dresses... probably close to 1,500 prom dresses in different colors, different styles, different sizes and hopefully we have something for everybody," said Kelley.
They are really pushing for plus size donations, in an effort to have a good variety and get a good fit for any girl who comes through the door.
If you are interested in donating you can do so at the following locations:
WLTX-TV, Richardson Plowden, The Junior League of Columbia Headquarters, M Boutique, Lexington Town Hall, Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce, Chapin Chamber of Commerece, and the West Metro Chamber of Commerce.
The locations accept donations during business hours Monday- Friday until Friday, February 24.
The official "shopping" day for high school students of the Midlands will be Saturday, March 3 at the USC School of Law Auditorium from 9 a.m. until noon. The only thing the girls need to bring is their student ID.