This past weekend I had the privilege and honor of working with The Cinderella Project of Albany.
This organization provides dresses and accessories, free of charge, for young women to attend formal events such as prom.
The group collects donations of dresses and accessories and then distributes them to the high-school-aged ladies. Saturday was dress distribution day for more than 250 girls. Wow!
There were more than 1,000 dresses in all different styles. Many of the dresses are brand new thanks to donations of hundreds of dresses by local formalwear shops.
The dresses and accessories are all set-up and organize by size and color, just like a boutique.
There was even an on-site alterations group who modified dresses on the spot.
I made up about 300 pieces of jewelry to bring with me...earrings, necklaces, bracelets, cocktail rings and feather hair clips. They went like hot cakes (as you can see by my near-empty table).
This is an heart-warming organization and I highly encourage you to support their efforts via donations and volunteering. Learn more here.