‘Cinderella Boutique’ helped to provide affordable prom dresses

The Catholic Enrichment Center at 3146 W. Broadway recently hosted a special “Cinderella Boutique” to help area young ladies find affordable prom dresses.

The “boutique” on March 24 was organized by the Louisville chapter of CHUMS, a group of professional women who meet to “promote sisterhood and provide a good example for the young women of our community,” said Alona Pack, one of the Louisville group’s leaders.

“At this time of the year when proms and dances start coming around, a lot of people know they can’t afford to attend,” she explained. “So what we do is get dresses donated to us, and then we allow the young woman and their families to visit the boutique and pick out a dress that’s appropriate for them.”

Many of the dresses are donated by area high school seniors who have made use of the boutiques in the past. “We ask everyone who can to donate at least one dress,” Pack said. “That way people who have benefited can give something back.”

Several dozen dresses were made available during the event.

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