A dress for every prom girl


WhereHouse benefits from charity event

By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



Urbana United Methodist Church volunteers, from background to front, Samantha Wheeler, Rebecca Tretola and Jackie Pugh organize donated dresses for the April 8 “Cinderella’s Closet” fundraising event.


Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen

Area girls looking for a prom dress visited “Cinderella’s Closet” on April 8 at the Urbana United Methodist Church, 238 N. Main St., Urbana.

A Bible study group held the fundraiser to provide donated, gently-used dresses for “sale” – with the donation of food or money to The WhereHouse, a Second Harvest Food Bank food pantry managed by the church.

Terri McClain, organizer of “Cinderella’s Closet,” got the idea as part of her Bible study group. The group has a theme of “becoming more” in all areas of their lives, and she thought helping women and children would be an extension of that mission.

“Quite a few years ago I had heard about a group collecting gently-used prom dresses in other cities and distributing them to girls,” she said prior to the event. “I took the idea to my group and they liked it. I’m hoping that we can help as many girls as possible find a prom dress, because every girl deserves to feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.”

Urbana United Methodist Church volunteers, from background to front, Samantha Wheeler, Rebecca Tretola and Jackie Pugh organize donated dresses for the April 8 “Cinderella’s Closet” fundraising event.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/04/web1_Dress-prep.jpgUrbana United Methodist Church volunteers, from background to front, Samantha Wheeler, Rebecca Tretola and Jackie Pugh organize donated dresses for the April 8 “Cinderella’s Closet” fundraising event. Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen
WhereHouse benefits from charity event

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.