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NEW HEADING 1
The 2013 Cinderella Project is coming
February 21, 2013James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
The annual Spartanburg Cinderella Project is going to take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
The Cinderella Project is a foundation that gives away ball gowns and accessories to young ladies who are attending their school formal events, such as prom, semi-formals, and/or graduation. The project is set up to help girls pick out the dress of their dreams.
At the event, twelve girls will be taken back at a time. Each girl will have their own assistant who will help them help them find a dress in their size, shoes, and jewelry. The girls will also be given their own lip stick and/or finger nail polish.
Any girls who are waiting will get to enjoy donuts and self defense classes from a police officer.
Dresses may still have their price tags. Some dresses in the past were originally several hundred dollars and came from the Castle Bridal and Prom.
Each student only needs to bring her school identification card to participate. The student does not need to be financially needy.
The Cinderella Project will take place at the old Social Security Building, located at 140 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg SC., next to Sub-Way across Saint John Street from the Spartanburg County Courthouse. The event will start at 9 AM until 12 PM.
Free parking from nine to twelve will be advertised two weeks in advance.
Any donations are still being accepted till March 23.
Grace Knie, president of the Spartanburg County Bar Association and a social security lawyer, runs the Spartanburg Cinderella Project.
“It is great. We have such a good time. It is definitely a great experience,” said Grace Knie. “We often have repeat volunteers. Some of the girls who get dresses in high school come back to volunteer and help later on.”
Knie continued, “The experience is fun and uplifting; it is a form of recycling. Those who donate feel good because it motivates them to clean out their closets. We have a good time helping people.”
Any additional questions of concerns about the Cinderella Project can be addressed to Grace Knie at (864) 582-3991. When calling please give a name and the reason in which you are calling.