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Got an Old Prom Dress? Glass Slipper Project Collecting for Chicago Teens

By Mauricio Peña | March 22, 2015 10:29am | Updated on March 23, 2015 9:08am
 The Glass Slipper Project will provide free prom dresses for high school teens to choose from this year.
The Glass Slipper Project will provide free prom dresses for high school teens to choose from this year.
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CHICAGO —  A prom dress drive that will gather gently used formalwear for Chicago teens kicked off Saturday at Agassiz Elementary School in Lakeview.

Glass Slipper Project and USAgain are partnering for the annual Prom Goes Green event to help Chicago high school students find new or gently used prom dresses for their senior dances.

Since 1999, the Glass Slipper Project has been helping seniors and junior around Chicago find their dream dress for the big dance.

"Every year we are able to help more and more girls look their best on their special day as well as doing something beneficial for the environment," said Dorian Carter, Founder of the Glass Slipper Project. "Everyone should have the chance to find the dress of their dreams and we are pleased to continue to be able to offer this opportunity at no cost."

During dress boutique days on April 18 and April 25 at Price Elementary School, 4351 S. Drexel Blvd,  high school senior and junior girls with valid student IDs can search for a dress to take home with them for the prom.

"Students have the opportunity to help the environment while finding prom dress that is cost effective," said Mattias Wallander, CEO of West Chicago-based USAgain.

"We also want to thank those who have recycled their dresses as we couldn't do this without you. This is a win-win for these students and the environment."

Anyone interested in donating a dress can do so from until April 11th at at any USAgain Bin location.

Other dress drop off locations include:

Smitten Boutique, 1047 W. Madison St.,

Ald. Carrie Austin (34th), 507 W. 111th St.,

Ald. Anthony Beale (9th ), 34 East 112th Place,

Ald. George Cardenas (12th), 3476 S. Archer Ave.,

Ald. Michael Chandler (24th) 4200 Roosevelt Rd.,

Ald. Timothy Cullerton (38th), 5817 W. Irving Park Road.

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