The all-volunteer East Valley Women’s League hosts its 14th annual Cinderella Affair for high school juniors and seniors Sat., March 25, April 1 and April 8 in Chandler. The young women will be able to choose new and gently used formal wear along with shoes, purses and accessories.
Last year, nearly 1,500 dresses were given away to students statewide and more than 11,000 have been handed out since the program began in 2002.
“Our goal is and always will be to help make proms affordable and memorable for high school juniors and seniors across Arizona,” says Chief Fairy Godmother Traci Estenson. “Every year, we are overwhelmed by the incredible gratitude – and endless smiles – from the hundreds of young people who come to the Cinderella Affair Boutique. It’s as much fun for our volunteers as it is for the young people who come through our doors.”
For this year’s Cinderella Affair, students from the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) competed in a design contest organized by the AZ Apparel Foundation to create a plus-size prom dress that would be manufactured for the annual prom-dress giveaway. Nicole Begay was the winning student designer.
AZ Apparel Foundation teamed up with LabelHorde and AZ Fashion Source to provide the technical design, pattern making, prototyping, sourcing, branding and manufacturing for the project at Tempe’s new fashion incubator building, F.A.B.R.I.C.
For more information about the Cinderella Affair and how to donate dresses and for volunteer opportunities, CLICK HERE.
PHOTOS COURTESY EAST VALLEY WOMEN’S LEAGUE