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