Cinderella Project

Every Young Lady Deserves to Feel Like Cinderella at Her Prom!

The Cinderella Project provides prom dresses for girls in St. Louis who cannot afford to purchase a formal dress. Help by donating dresses, volunteering as a personal shopper to help teens choose the perfect dress, picking up dresses at donation locations, or volunteering as a seamstress!


High school counselors, foster parents, and case managers can refer students in 11th and 12th grade for the Cinderella Project.

We Need Your Help

  • Donate Dresses – Now through February 14 — we accept all dresses, long and short, bridal, formal or informal. Drop off your dress donations at the convenient locations listed below.
  • Organize a Dress Drive – Interested in organizing a dress drive? Contact Natasha Leonard at
  • Be a Gown Courier – Pick up dress donations from our business partners — a number of businesses around the St. Louis area will be drop off locations for dresses. We will need volunteers to pick up those donations and deliver them to ReFresh. Contact Shelley Thomas-Benke at to sign up.
  • Sign up to Volunteer in Other Ways at
    • Princess Prep – Help assess, organize, and tag all of the gowns and accessories to get ready for the big event.
    • Personal Shopper – Be matched with a VIP (“very important princess”) to help her choose the perfect prom dress and accessories.
    • Seamstress – Help make alterations to make sure every gown is a perfect fit. Volunteer seamstresses often take 2-3 dresses home to finish and bring them back within 1-2 weeks.


  • 1710 S Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63144

West Oak Cleaners

  • West Oak Cleaners: 14838 Clayton Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • West Oak Cleaners: 11471 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63141
  • West Oak Cleaners: 1736 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • West Oak Cleaners: 12 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • West Oak Cleaners: 2470 Taylor Rd, Wildwood, MO 63040

New Balance Stores

  • New Balance St. Louis- Richmond Heights: 1205 S Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, MO 63117
  • New Balance St. Louis- Creve Coeur: 11633 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141
  • New Balance Fairview Heights: 6540 N. Illinois Street, Suite 104, Fairview Heights, IL 62208