Cinderella’s Closet Touches Lives


Sydni Marstella

With more than 100 dresses to choose from, Aaliyah poses with a couple of her favorites.

Aaliyah Crawford, Staff Writer


Bippity-boppiti-boo! Cinderella and her fairy godmother are back making miracles with hundreds of dresses in a variety of sizes, styles and colors.

Black, red, blue, strapless, short, long – anything you can think of, we have it!

Prom is a fun and exciting time, but it also comes with expenses, and we want you to have the perfect night.

In 2009, GRC student Sarah Burkhardt had an idea that has helped numerous girls find that special dress for the special occasion we all know and love… PROM!!

She wanted to help girls who couldn’t afford a prom dress find the perfect one.

Sarah called her aunt who lives in Georgia and asked for her help; she agreed and started a dress drive at her church, shipping more than 150 dresses to GRC.

Since then, the program has grown tremendously. Cinderella’s Closet has helped dozens of girls for not only prom, but also for military ball, soirée, and homecoming.

Besides the dozens of girls Cinderella’s Closet has impacted, we also helped more than 30 girls who were affected by the West Liberty tornado in 2012.

From being a totally student-run program, to having our own store front in downtown Winchester at one time (thanks to a generous donation from Graham’s Western Wear), to helping an older bride find the perfect dress for her wedding day, Cinderella’s Closet has made its mark on the community.

Do not let the expenses keep you from enjoying your high school events.

Have fun and dance the night away with your friends without stressing over costs. These are experiences you won’t forget for the rest of your life.