The Cinderella Project of Maine has hundreds of new and gently worn prom dresses to give away to any girl who needs one. With prom season upon us, it’s a dream come true for any girl! The cost of attending a prom is skyrocketing along with oil and gas prices, so a free dress could certainly cut down the cost of prom night.

This is the sixth year of the Cinderella Project of Maine, and new and used prom gowns have been collected from folks all over the country. As in years past, the gowns will be given away to any girl in need — all totally free with one stipulation — girls must “pay it forward” and do a good deed for someone else.

The dress give away will be Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the former Waltz Pharmacy in Renys Plaza in Belfast. There is absolutely no cost for any of the dresses, jewelry or accessories. Dressing rooms will be available to try on gowns and Belfast Area High School students and other community volunteers will be on hand to assist with the selection process.

We are still in need of donations of all sizes of new or gently used prom dresses (especially plus-sized) along with jewelry and accessories. When girls leave the giveaway with a new dress, shoes and accessories, they truly feel like a princess ready for the ball. Please help keep this important project alive!

Dresses and donations can be dropped off at Belfast Area High School or the Belfast, Searsport, Camden, Rockland, Bucksport, and Unity branches of Bangor Savings Bank. For more information please contact Jessica Woods at Belfast Area High School, 338-1790 ext. 310, Tabitha Lowe at Waldo Community Action Partners, 338-6809 or The Cinderella Project is an unfunded project of Waldo Community Action Partners. Your donation is tax deductible.