Several of my pals in the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division are working with the Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority to host the tenth annual Cinderella Project “Boutique” in Columbia. The group is collecting gently used formal gowns, handbags, and accessories for high school students who are financially unable to purchase these items for the prom.
Donated dresses should be clean and on hangers. The 2011 dress donation drop-off locations in the Midlands are Richardson Plowden Law Firm, Revente, M Boutique, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce, Chapin Chamber of Commerce, and the West Metro Chamber of Commerce. These locations are accepting donations during business hours Monday through Friday until Friday, February 25. For more information about donation drop-off locations and shopping day details in other areas of the state, visit www.scbar.org.
The official “shopping” day for high school students of the Midlands will be Saturday, March 5 at the USC School of Law Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
The group is also seeking donations from local businesses for a raffle to be held at the Cinderella Project Boutique, which will take place on March 5. Suggested donations include items or gift certificates to restaurants, department stores, and specialty shops that will help ensure these students have a memorable prom night.