In the legend of Cinderella, a fairy godmother waves her wand and makes magic: Her humble client is suddenly outfitted in a beautiful gown and provided a pumpkin limousine to the prince’s ball.
In reality, volunteers from many local high schools’ National Honor Societies provided the magic that will make their peers look great as they head for proms, performances and other upcoming special events where you need to look your very best.
Project Cinderella, an annual charitable project led by NHS volunteers from high schools all over Clark County, turned Evergreen High School’s cafeteria into a swanky formalwear boutique on Saturday — except for the prices, which were completely non-swanky. All dresses and suit jackets cost $10, and if you made a purchase you were also welcome to browse for free accessories like jewelry and shoes. If you brought a clothing donation, you could simply exchange it and leave with something new to you.
“We didn’t want financial limitations to keep kids from going to the prom,” said Evergreen teacher and Honor Society adviser Jeremiah Jessey. “It started out prom dresses, but it’s grown into something for guys and parents too. A woman found her ideal wedding dress here last year.”
“When you hear, `Mom, I want to go to the prom,’ you know that’s going to cost $180 or $230 or who knows?” said Evergreen parent volunteer Cristina Kennington. “Not everyone can spend that kind of money. But here you can spend $10 and look as good, if not better, than a kid who went to the mall.