Prom time is not far away and The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division has launched its annual Cinderella Project with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter.
The Cinderella Project provides gently worn formal, bridesmaid and prom dresses for young women who don’t have the financial resources to buy a gown for their high school prom.
Clean dresses in all sizes, as well as evening bags, jewelry, shoes and other accessories, are needed. Donations are being accepted through March 7 and can be dropped off at the following Columbia-area locations:
A boutique will be open March 15 at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, where girls will be allowed to “shop” for dresses at no cost.
The Young Lawyers Division includes members of the S.C. Bar under age 36 and those with fewer than five years’ membership. Upsilon Omega Omega is made up of area women dedicated to offering their talents and resources to uplift, empower and educate the Midlands.
Samaritan’s Feet project
The nonprofit outreach was started by Glenforest School Head Basketball Coach William Knopf several years ago to provide shoes to children who need assistance worldwide.
The Sheriff’s Department will collect shoes through Jan. 31 as part of the Barefoot for Bare Feet Movement and the Shoes for Hope Campaign.
New athletic shoes for youths and older teen-agers can be donated at the following Sheriff’s Department facilities:
West Region Headquarters, 4079-D Augusta Highway, Gilbert
A holiday boost from Amazon
“In order to create a great community, it is essential for our agency to have a great working relationship with citizens and businesses,” Sheriff James R. Metts said. “Amazon has been a wonderful addition to our community, and this donation further demonstrates Amazon’s commitment to be a force for good in Lexington County.”