Cinderella Dress Day is held each spring as a community service event for young women in our community. The magic of this event is disguised in the beautiful gowns, jewelry and primping. The true mission of the program is to provide young women with information that can save their lives and help them to make better Life Decisions during a critical time of development.
Any female high school student may attend Cinderella Dress Day, but our target audience are those in greatest need. Since its inception, it is estimated that over 2,400 dresses have been given to young ladies in our community, with a value of over $240,000.
This year, the 12th Annual Cinderella Dress Day event was held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9a-2p, at a new location in the Parkview Corporate Offices, located at 10501 Corporate Dr. Ft. Wayne, 46845, and was a huge success!
It was a successful day, thanks in no small part to our 12-year community partner, Peerless Cleaners. Two times a year, in February and March, Peerless Cleaners holds a 4-week campaign to collect gently-used dresses for the event.
A free roundtrip shuttle service, sponsored by the Alliance and the Boys and Girls Club, was provided the day of the event, from our former location at the Boys and Girls Club on Fairfield Avenue, to the new location.
On Cinderella Dress Day, a staff of 50 volunteers, including Alliance members, CHAT homeschool students, Tower Bank employees, Family Practice Residents, and local church members, tended to every girl's dream. Included, were volunteer students from Ravenscroft, who offered hair style and makeup suggestions, skilled seamstresses to alter dress selections as needed, and talented artisans who provide handmade jewelry to complement every ensemble.
Information on a variety of health-related topics were also made available at the event, from the dangers of texting and driving, to immunizations, and nutrition advice. Also represented were Women's Health Link and the Allen County Sheriff's Department.
The Alliance would like to thank everyone who worked so diligently to make Cinderella Dress Day 2013 such a wonderful event, and we look forward to seeing you all next year!
To see photos of the event, visit our facebook page!
For more information about Cinderella Dress Day, contact event Chairs:Veydra van de Leur 260.446.5812 email@example.com Charlene Pierce 260.341.2765 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit Peerless Cleaners here for information and locations!