The UNT Cinderella Project offers high schoolers free formal, semi-formal dresses to encourage sustainable fashion

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:04

What: “The Cinderella Project” is offering high school students who want to save money, practice sustainable fashion and simply have more options than they can find in the store–free formal/semi-formal dresses, accessories and shoes.

When: 4-8 p.m. March 8 (Friday) and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 9 (Saturday).

Where: UNT University Union, room 333, 1155 Union Circle, Denton.

Cost: FREE

Parking: Visitors may pay to park using the ParkMobile app or a credit card (no cash) in the Union Circle Parking Garage at 1155 Union Circle, Denton. ADA accessible parking is available in the designated spaces in Lot 50, located directly east of the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building. Click here for a campus map.

Background:  The University of North Texas is hosting its 15th annual Cinderella Project of North Texas, sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residence Life. To make the experience as special as possible, volunteer “personal shoppers” are on site to help students pick out dresses, and seamstresses are available to make alterations and ensure every shopper leaves feeling beautiful in their new dress.

Volunteers are busy collecting donations and will soon be sorting more than 600 dresses, accessories and shoes that will be available free of charge to students for proms, band banquets, military balls and other special events. There is no need to register and no income requirement. Get a sneak peek at some of the gowns available on Facebook at Cinderella Project (north Texas area) or Instagram at cinderellaprojectnt.

There are several ways people can help, including spreading the word about the Cinderella Project.

“We do our best to let schools and teen groups know about the event, but it has happened in previous years that people didn’t hear about the event until it was over,” said Sharon Miller, the project’s coordinator. “We need everyone’s help in making sure the whole community knows about this fantastic resource.”

People can drop off donations at the front desk of any UNT residence hall through March 7. After March 7, and throughout the remainder of the year, donations can be taken to Honors Hall at 1716 West Eagle, Denton.

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