Breaking News Bar
updated: 2/7/2012 2:38 PM

Cinderella's Closet in Elgin open to all high school girls

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.com, 2011 Alyssa Fonseca, 18, of Aurora looks through dresses at last year's Cinderella's Closet at the YWCA in Elgin. Fonseca, a student at Aurora Central Catholic, was helping a friend find a dress. The Elgin Junior Service Board sponsors the formal wear boutique where high school students can shop for dresses, purses, and more for their prom, all for a $5 donation with 100 percent going to support the YWCA Elgin's educational programs. This year's event is set for March 17.

      Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.com, 2011 Alyssa Fonseca, 18, of Aurora looks through dresses at last year's Cinderella's Closet at the YWCA in Elgin. Fonseca, a student at Aurora Central Catholic, was helping a friend find a dress. The Elgin Junior Service Board sponsors the formal wear boutique where high school students can shop for dresses, purses, and more for their prom, all for a $5 donation with 100 percent going to support the YWCA Elgin's educational programs. This year's event is set for March 17.

 
By Deirdre White
Elgin Junior Service Board

Cinderella doesn't just exist in a Disney movie. This spring, every high schoolgirl in the Fox Valley will have a chance to feel like a fairy tale princess.

On March 17, Elgin Junior Service Board and the YWCA Elgin will help make dreams come true for hundreds of modern-day Cinderellas at the eighth annual Cinderella's Closet event -- a fun formalwear boutique where high school girls can "shop" for dresses, jewelry, purses ... everything that a girl might need for prom.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

A $5 donation is appreciated to shop, with 100 percent of the donations going to support YWCA Elgin youth programs.

At the event, girls are greeted by "Fairy Godmothers," who serve as their personal shoppers as they select from thousands of beautiful dresses -- all current styles, many new with tags, in sizes ranging from petites to plus sizes. Once each girl has found her dream dress, she can then "shop" for jewelry and other accessories to make her outfit complete.

To be eligible for entry, girls need only be a current high school student with proof of enrollment. Any girl currently enrolled in high school is welcome to attend Cinderella's Closet.

The eighth annual "Cinderella's Closet" event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the YWCA Elgin, 220 E. Chicago St., Elgin.

Volunteers are welcome. For details on the program, or if you are interested in volunteering, visit ElginJSB.org or ywcaelgin.org, or call the YWCA Elgin at (847) 742-7930.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.