EV Women’s League collecting used gowns for annual Cinderella Affair


The East Valley Women’s League is collecting new and gently-used prom dresses and accessories at locations in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to be given away for free during the 15th annual Cinderella Affair.

Accessories including shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry also are accepted, and Cinderella Affair organizers are in particular need of larger-sized dresses.

This year, dresses will be given away to juniors and seniors with valid IDs on 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 26, April 2 and 9 at the EVWL’s permanent location at 411 N. McKemy in Chandler.

Last year, nearly 1,300 dresses were given away to students from throughout the Valley and around the state.

“The biggest part of the Cinderella Affair is making the girls feel special,” said East Valley Women’s League President Christina McNamara.

“It’s more than a dress and an outfit for one night.  We’re there to help these young women find the perfect dress, give them hugs and tell them how pretty they look.”

Since the Cinderella Affair first launched in 2002, more than 9,000 dresses have been given away.

For more information, visit www.evwl.org or www.cinderellaaffair.org.

In Scottsdale, dresses may be dropped off at the following locations:

Chaparral High School 6935 E. Gold Dust Avenue., Scottsdale, AZ  85253
Desert Mountain High School 12575 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ  85259
imortgage 4800 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale 85251
Mark’s Cleaners 7234 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ  85260
Notre Dame Prepartory High School 9701 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ  85260
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy 16537 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85260
SkinApeel Beauty Bar by Pamela 16626 E. Avenue of the Fountians St., Fountain Hills, AZ  85268
The Community of the Blessed Sacrament 11300 N. 64th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
The Wedding Accessory Super Store 21043 N. Cave Creek Rd, #a-8, Phoenix, AZ  85024
Uptown Cheapskate 8664 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ  85260

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