Blacksburg store holds fashion show to help Cinderella Project - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Blacksburg store holds fashion show to help Cinderella Project

Posted: Updated:

A Blacksburg teacher is getting help finding gowns to make sure all students can have a Cinderella moment on prom night.

Deb clothing store in the New River Valley Mall is having a fashion show Sunday at 6:30 p.m.. It's free but they're collecting donations to help the Cinderella Project buy gowns for girls who might not be able to afford to buy their own for prom. It's a service project that started at Blacksburg High School.

Teacher Cindy Mitchell started it seven years ago. She and student volunteers are always on the lookout for new and donated dresses. "A lot of students participate here at the high school and then they go on to colleges in our area," Mitchell said. "They support it in their sororities as well. It's really a matter of networking with a lot of different people and they donate their dresses so the whole project is no cost to anyone."

The Cinderella Project has also branched out to provide tuxedos for the guys with Cinderfellas.

  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:05:10 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:37:11 GMT
    Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
  • Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:33:43 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
    Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.