Donors can make prom dreams come true
Updated: March 12, 2013 6:42PM
Prom can be a magical time for a girl. It also can be an expensive endeavor.
Area Walgreens stores are helping to make this year’s prom special, and affordable, by collecting dresses, shoes and accessories for the Glass Slipper Project.
“We’re collecting for girls in need of prom dresses,” said Monika Vysoky, manager of the store at 91st and Route 83 near Burr Ridge and Willowbrook.
She is working with managers of 40 area stores, including those in Willowbrook and Hinsdale, to add to the collection of new and used dresses, shoes, purses and even jewelry.
“We also will have a box set up for makeup donations,” Vysoky said.
Customers can purchase makeup at the store and drop their purchase into the box.
The collection will continue through April 10, when donations will be delivered to the Glass Slipper Project in Chicago. Distribution will take place April 20, 27 and May 4 at McCorkle School, 4421 S. State St.
“Anyone can come. It is open to anybody,” Vysoky said.
Since it began in 1999, the Glass Slipper Project has helped more than 17,000 girls attend their proms in style.
“We’re happy to be part of it,” Vysoky said.
For more information about the project, visit glassslipperproject.org.~.