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COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 10, 2018)—On prom night, every girl deserves to feel like Cinderella, but for some, finances get in the way. This year, the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and the Upisilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha invite you to be a fairy godmother and make a student's dreams come true.

The Cinderella Project provides free, gently-worn prom dresses for students who lack the resources to buy a gown for their high school prom. You can be a fairy godmother by donating clean dresses in all sizes, evening bags, jewelry, shoes and other accessories.

“This project gives us a unique opportunity to increase students’ confidence by providing them a beautiful dress and shoes free of charge,” said Erica Lybrand, YLD’s Cinderella Project Committee Chair. “I love seeing the relief of parents who no longer need to worry about the financial burden of the prom experience.”

Donate at any of the following locations by March 14:

  • BIA of Central SC, 325 Taylor St. #A, Columbia
  • Dilligard Edwards, LLC, 3790 Fernandina Rd., Ste. 103, Columbia
  • Ernie Yarborough Insurance Agency, 1034 Briargate Circle, Columbia
  • Gallivan White & Boyd P.A., 1201 Main St. Ste. 1200, Columbia
  • Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin
  • LawyerLisa, 534 St. Andrews Rd. Ste. B, Columbia or 120 Sparkleberry Crossing, Ste. 1B, Columbia
  • Lexington Interfaith Community Services, 216 Harmon St., Lexington
  • Richardson Plowden, 1900 Barnwell St., Columbia
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, 1221 Main St., 14th Floor, Columbia
  • South Carolina Bar, 950 Taylor St., Columbia
  • South State Bank, 520 Gervais St., Columbia or 5109 Sunset Blvd., Lexington
  • Turner Padget, 1901 Main St. Ste. 1700, Columbia
  • WLTX, 6027 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia

The Cinderella Project boutique will be at Brookland Baptist Church on March 17. Students can to shop for a free gown with a personal stylist from 8 to 11 a.m. Don't forget your student ID.

“Prom is usually one of the most memorable times for high school students, and it is truly a blessing to make these memories extra special,” said Lybrand.

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