The Glass Slipper Project

The United Way of Blair County and Penn Highlands Community College are helping make prom season more affordable for many families. Each year, we invite the community to donate their new or gently-worn formal wear, so all high school students can make memories to last a lifetime at their school's end of year festivities. 

The Glass Slipper Project began in 2011 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. 

All Blair County students are invited to visit our 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 are distributed at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Volunteers are on-hand during the boutique days to serve as personal shoppers and to help the students make a perfect selection.



Gown Collection
Collecting new and gently-worn Prom Dresses, Formal Shoes, Purses, and Accessories now through March 6th.
(Gowns should be clean and formal, modern-style. We have a great need for Plus Size dresses!)
Donations may be dropped off at:

Penn Highlands Community College - Logan Valley Mall, 5580 Goods Ln, Altoona, PA 16602 or

Gown Distribution
March 13 | 4 PM - 8:30 PM
March 14 | 10 AM - 4 PM
Logan Valley Mall