WEST LOOP — Smitten boutique is one of five locations where Chicagoans can drop off gently used prom dresses for The Glass Slipper Project, a group that gives free prom dresses to high school students who can't afford them.
Through March 31, Glass Slipper and Chicago-based clothing recycling company USAgain will collect new or gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses for their “Prom Goes Green” giveaway — three days in April where the group gives away free prom dresses and services to Chicago-area teens.
Those looking to donate can drop dresses off at Smitten, 1047 W. Madison St., or at one of four USAgain green-and-white recycling bins around the city.
Thousands of dresses will be available at the three April events at no cost to students. Students will also have the option to choose from a selection of jewelry and accessories and receive free consultations for hair and makeup.
Shoppers need only to present their valid student ID from any local high school — public or private, city or suburban — to take one home.
The Prom Goes Green dress boutiques will take place April 5, 12 and 26 at Price School, 4351 S. Drexel Ave. in Chicago.
Additional USAgain recycling bins are located at 821 N. Wells St. (Moody Bible Institute — Fitzwater Hall), 4800 N. Ashland Ave. (Shell gas station), 4701 S. Halsted St. (Muffler and Brake Man); and 5331 W. North Ave.