(Update: Adding video, comments from Assistance League of Bend representative)
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Deschutes County high school students are invited to check out the wide selection of new and gently used long and short dresses at Cinderella’s Closet.
Hundreds of dresses, as well as shoes, jewelry, purses, and other accessories are available to borrow at no cost for high school dance events.
Cinderella’s Closet was created in 2018 so that no student facing financial barriers would be unable to attend their school’s event due to the cost of a new dress.
Thanks to generous community donors, Cinderella’s Closet has grown, and the additional inventory has enabled them to extend the number of dates the boutique is open.
Cinderella’s Closet will be open for the upcoming prom season:
- Wednesdays: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10)
- Saturdays: 10:00am – 1:00pm (April 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6)
Cinderella’s Closet is located at the Assistance League of Bend Chapter House, at 210 SE Urania Lane. When visiting, a completed permission slip signed by the student’s parent or guardian is required. Cinderella’s Closet Permission Slip.
“We open every year for prom season, but we also opened for homecoming, and we just love doing it,” said Kim Rush, vice president of marketing.
“It's so much fun to see the girls come down and try on dresses and shoes,” she said. “And we like to help them find things to wear. And it's just fun for them to leave very excited about what they found and have something really nice to wear for their special event.”
Assistance League of Bend asks that all borrowed dresses and accessories be returned to their drop box located on the front porch of the Chapter House within three days of the school’s event, so other girls can borrow them. Dress donations that are on trend and in good condition may also be left in the drop box. Financial donations to purchase new inventory are always welcome.
More information can be found at assistanceleague.org/bend/philanthropic-programs/cinderellas-closet/ or contact Julie Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistance League of Bend is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making a difference in the lives of children and adults facing hardships like poverty, homelessness, and cancer in Deschutes County. Please visit their website www.assistanceleague.org/bend for more information.
Assistance League of Bend is a 21 Cares for Kids partner.