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UL Americorp Saves Prom For Some Acadiana Girls

Prom season is fast approaching. For many young girls, or their parents, the expense can be overwhelming. I was lucky, when my daughter was a senior in high school, she got a job & paid for her own dress.
The UL AmeriCorps’ Cinderella Project is here to help those for whom the expense of a prom dress may be prohibitive. They’re holding a one-day event in Lafayette. It’s This Saturday, March 9th, from 9-4 at the Hilton Garden Inn Across from the Cajundome. The program is open to any high school junior or senior girl who wants to attend prom.

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The Cinderella Project has been collecting and accepting donations since February. They’ve collected over1,300 dresses. About 200 girls have sought help so far . Adamson says social media has been very instrumental in the success of the project, Facebook in particular.
Area sponsors have provided assistance as well. Raising Cane’s has been a sponsor for the Project in both Baton Rouge, and Lafayette.  Area businesses have donated accessories, shoes and jewelry. There’s even alteration service.

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