Hyde Parker needs help getting girls to prom

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

In the next few months, teen girls across the city will begin to search for the prefect dress for prom. The Glass Slipper Project (GSP) is opening its boutique again this year for families that are unable to afford many of the pricey gowns and accessories in the stores.

GSP, which was founded 14 years ago by Hyde Park native Dorian Carter, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 and 27 and May 4 in the McCorkle School Building, 4421 S. State St. Since its inception, the organization has helped more than 17,000 young ladies prepare for prom.

The organization is currently seeking volunteers to help set up the boutique. Each year the organization receives large donations of dresses, shoes and accessories but the GSP is also in need of monetary donations to help with other expenses. Online donations are accepted and there will be a donation box in the volunteer check-in room on each boutique day for cash and check donations.
Visit glassslipperproject.org to volunteer or make a donation to GSP.

d.phillips@hpherald.com