Cinderella’s Closet was adopted by the Junior League of St. Joseph in 2009. The program offers free prom dresses and accessories to area high school girls.
The Closet schedules six giveaway dates a year: two in the fall for the military ball, and four in the spring for prom. Along with a formal dress, Cinderella’s Closet provides girls the opportunity to pick out their prom night accessories including jewelry, a purse, and shoes. Junior Leaguers are there every step to ensure the best fit and style, and to make sure high school girls leave with a smile!
Planning and advertising of Cinderella’s Closet includes our annual fashion show at East Hills Mall, fundraising events at local restaurants, and spreading the word about our organization via social media.
The majority of the formal dresses available through Cinderella’s Closet are donated from members of our community. We are always taking donations of formal dresses, formal shoes, jewelry, purses/clutches, or monetary donations, so that we may purchase additional items.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations during business hours: Maurices (located in East Hills Mall) and ALF-CIO (1203 N 6th St).
Cinderella’s Closet is proud to serve high school girls from all over the area, including Kansas and even Iowa!
Our new location is 3007 North Belt Highway, Suite E, St. Joseph, Mo. 64506.
Please be sure to follow the Junior League of St. Joseph on social media for the latest information about Cinderella’s Closet!
The spring prom dress give-away dates will be on:
Thursday, March 12, 2020 (4:30 – 8:00 PM)
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (8:00 – 11:30 AM) Thursday, April 9, 2020 (4:30 – 8:00 PM) Saturday, April 18, 2020 (8:00 – 11:30 AM)
In following the guidelines of the state and city Shelter-in-Place Orders, Cinderella’s Closet Giveaways have been cancelled to honor the social distancing recommendations by health experts and professionals surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. As many of the proms have already been cancelled, our hearts go out to all the students who will not get to experience this high school milestone. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you posted in the chance some schools will be able to host their proms later this spring. We are all in this together!