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The Cinderella Project of Maine is investing in the wellbeing of young people in Maine, helping them thrive, and giving them the support they need to excel. The Cinderella Project inspires giving, develops self esteem, and encourages paying it forward. We create excitement around an amazing new-to-you prom dress, while demonstrating financial responsibility to our high school students.

The gowns are given away to any Maine high school student who wants one - all totally free with one stipulation - we ask the recipients to “pay it forward” and do a good deed for someone else. The Cinderella Project of Maine is an inclusive event: any Maine high school students who would like to wear a dress to prom is welcome. 

The Gardiner giveaway will be SUNDAY, April 2nd, 2023 at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner from 10am-1pm. There is absolutely no cost for any of the dresses or accessories. Dressing rooms will be available to try on some of our 1000+ gowns, and Cinderella Project Fairy Godmothers will be on hand to assist with the selection process. There is often a line starting early to get the best selection! A second dress giveaway will be held in Belfast on April, 15. Please contact WCAP for details or visit our Facebook page below.

Dress donations can be dropped off directly at Gardiner Area High School, WCAP in Belfast, or at any Day’s Jewelers in Maine to find the one nearest to you visit Cinderella Project of Maine is an initiative of Waldo Community Action Partners, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. Additional pickup locations can also be arranged based on need. For more information please contact Meg Gipson at GAHS or 

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