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Glass Slipper Project Collecting Unwanted Dresses For Prom

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(CBS) – Pink taffeta, black strapless, white lace, dresses of all shapes and sizes are waiting for a new home inside Smitten Boutique in the West Loop. Old bridesmaid dresses can have a new life for a teen girl in need.

“Prom can be expensive and many girls can’t afford it. This is a chance for some to wear a formal dress for the first time,” said Dorian Carter of the Glass Slipper Project.

Carter says each year, they collect new or gently used prom or bridesmaids dresses. Now through March 31, people can drop off dresses at several Chicago area locations.

Dress boutiques will be held April 5, 12, and 26 at Price School on Drexel Avenue in Chicago. Girls will also be able to choose from jewelry and accessories and receive free consultations for hair and makeup.

Shoppers must be a junior or senior and only need to present their valid student ID from any local high school. Carter hopes to dress 2,100 teen girls for prom this year.