Trinity High School Students Launch Dress Drive for Financially-Disadvantaged Young Women
Ceara Quinlan of Merrimack and Liz Wright of Hooksett, students at Trinity High School in Manchester, have initiated a drive to collect new and gently-worn formal and semi-formal dresses for the Cinderella Project of NH. The Cinderella Project of NH is a state-wide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting confidence and self-esteem in financially-challenged young women by allowing them the opportunity and the means to attend social events within their communities and schools.
“We have been very fortunate to have been able to attend and buy dresses for proms and semi-formal events at school,” said Liz Wright. “As part of our ‘Love Your Neighbor’ project for theology class, we wanted to do something to assist those who are unable to afford nice dresses so that they can experience these fun events.”
“We recognize that there are many worthy causes that deserve our support,” said Ceara Quinlan. “But we wanted to devote our time and energy this Fall to helping teenage girls from financially-disadvantaged families. The Cinderella Project does that.”
Since the 2002, The Cinderella Project of New Hampshire has assisted over 2,500 young women throughout New Hampshire. In addition to dresses, the Cinderella Project also collects and donates jewelry, shoes, purses, unopened cosmetics and hosiery. The primary beneficiaries of the Cinderella Project are teens who qualify for public assistance.
The students have collected dresses for the project at Trinity High School. Formal and semi-formal dresses may also be dropped off at locations in Manchester, Derry, Concord, Pembroke, North Conway, and other locations throughout the state. For information about how to donate or obtain a dress, please visit www.thecinderellaprojectofnh.org, call 603-210-1415, or visit the Cinderella Project of New Hampshire Facebook page.