The United Way of Blair County is helping make prom season more affordable for families. Each year, the United Way of Blair County invites the community to donate their new or gently-worn formal wear so all high school juniors and seniors can make memories to last a lifetime at their school's end of year festivities.
The 2017 Glass Slipper Project (a prom gown giveaway) will be held at the Logan Valley Mall on the 2nd level across from Old Navy on the following dates:
Friday, February 24th from 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, February 25th from 12:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, March 18th from 12:00-4:00 pm
The Glass Slipper Committee invites all Blair County students to visit the boutique and to “shop” for a free gown, jewelry, and/or accessories to make their prom an event they will always remember. The new and gently worn gowns will be distributed at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.The project began seven years ago as a way to help families stretch their budgets and to ensure that every student could enjoy their prom experience without regard to financial concerns. The expense of purchasing a prom gown can add additional stress to a budget that may already be strained by the extra costs associated with graduation and future educational plans. Volunteers will be on-hand during the boutique days to serve as personal shoppers and to help the students make a perfect selection.
United Way of Blair County thanks the following businesses for their in-kind donations that help to make The Glass Slipper Project a success.
Special thanks as well to these additonal in-kind business donors:
- Old Navy
- Diamond Bridal
- Men's Wearhouse
United Way of Blair County would also like to thank the following businesses for serving as donation sites for this event in 2017:
- UPMC Altoona Family Physicians
- UPMC Altoona
- Mount Aloysius College
- Veeder Root
Finally, thank you to all the individual community members who donated gowns, shoes, and accessories to help make the 2017 Glass Slipper Project a success.