'Cinderella's Closet' a Dream Come True for Teenage Girls in Need

Prom is undeniably one of the most exciting times in many high school students’ young lives.

It can be a time to look forward, a time to reflect on past accomplishments, or a time to appreciate everything you have, but for some, it's the opposite.

"It means the world, especially coming from somebody that doesn't have much,” Heritage Park student Natasha Wells said in Owensboro Saturday. "It gives people like me a huge option of actually getting that day to be a princess."

"Especially because for me, like I couldn't afford a dress, I couldn't just go out and buy one,” Allana Adams said. She goes to Gateway Academy, but will be attending Owensboro High School’s prom.

Cinderella's Closet started in Owensboro a little more than three years ago. On Saturday, more than 100 underprivileged girls selected from local high schools had the chance to have the prom of their dreams.

Dresses, shoes, jewelry, makeup and a hair advice were all provided free of charge to the girls at the Owensboro Christian Church.

Each girl was assisted by a volunteer, called their “fairy godmother,” to pick out exactly what she wanted.

A lot of the apparel is donated and bought through fundraisers.

"If you could see some of these girls come in, they don't really know what to expect either, but when you see them leave, there is like a total transformation,” Cinderella’s Closet board member Laura Conkright said.

"It basically shows that there are people in the world that care about you, and that day is just as special to them, as it is to you,” Wells said.


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