Free Prom Dresses Make Dreams Come True 

Girls worried about finding and affording the perfect prom dress or other formal wear will have a helping hand thanks to volunteers for the Cinderella Project. They’ll be handing out dresses and accessories to girls in Belfast. One such girl, high school student Tasha Loring was preparing for the Rainbow Ball, but had nothing to wear, so she visited the project. The project, run by local volunteers, collects dresses, shoes, and accessories, everything a girl needs to be the bell of the ball, and allows girls who might not otherwise afford formal wear pick and choose what they want. In its first year, the project collected 13 dresses. Now, they’ve collected more than 500. After many tries, Tasha found the dress that makes her feel beautiful, and unlike Cinderella, Tasha doesn’t have to worry about her dress disappearing after midnight. Girls interested in picking out dresses can stop by the former Waltz Pharmacy in the Reny’s Plaza in Belfast from 10 to 6 on Saturday. Organizers say come early because a line usually forms an hour before they open.