Jan 14, 2013 12:17 PM by Simone DeAlba
GREAT FALLS - With just a few short months until prom, the hunt is on for the perfect dress, but for many young ladies, the price tag that comes with the evening can be challenging.
But Taylor Varner, a senior at CMR High School, is working to give her peers a chance to experience prom in a beautiful dress.
She said, "I really feel that everyone should have the opportunity to be a princess for at least one night."
Varner has launched Cinderella's Closet, which began as a school project to help under-privileged girls find dresses.
Varner explained, "It's just basically a way so everyone, especially those who can't afford to buy prom dresses, still have that opportunity to go to prom."
The dresses come in all sizes and colors, many of them donated or purchased from eBay.
Varner pointed out that it can be pricey to be a princess for a night, with fancy dresses costing a lot: "Most of them are around $300 to $500 that girls will spend if you buy them brand new."
Cinderella's Closet allows girls to pick a dress they like, wear it for prom night, and then return it so it can be appreciated again.
Taylor hopes that what began as a school project will continue to grow long after she's moved on for college.
Cinderella's Closet will host an event for those interested in picking out dresses on March 9th.
If you have a dress you would like to donate, you can drop them off at CMR's main office.