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Fairy Glam Project gives free prom dresses to St. Louis, Illinois girls in need

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Fairy Glam Project offered gently used and brand new prom dresses to young girls in need. ( Credit: KMOV) Fairy Glam Project offered gently used and brand new prom dresses to young girls in need. ( Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Hundreds of St. Louis and Illinois high school juniors and seniors said ‘yes to the dress’ at Harris Stowe University, thanks to a local non-for-profit organization Saturday afternoon.

The Fair Glam Project, a partnership between Nspire 2 Dream and clothing recycler USAgain, held it’s 10th annual event to provide young women in high school facing financial hardships an opportunity to select a prom dress, shoes and jewelry at no cost.

The organization collected gently-used or brand new quality dresses all year long. The goal of the project is to give these women confidence and to make sure no one feels left out if they couldn’t afford Prom expenses.

Founder Nikole Shurn Perkins said the project started with two to three girls and now the organization helped hundreds.

“They were going through very traumatic situations, they have a lot on their shoulders, they didn't have their parents so I felt it in my heart to help young girls in need,” Perkins said.

Anyone wishing to donate can drop off items any at green and white USAgain bins located throughout the St. Louis metro area. You need to bag your donated dresses, label the bag 'prom' with a permanent marker and drop off the dresses in the local USAgain bins. 

If you want to be a shopper at this event next year, you must register at Fairy Glam Project's website and bring a printed ticket as proof of registration.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw out 85 percent of their clothing, amounting to more than 11 million tons of textiles that take up valuable landfill space.

To date, the Fairy Glam Project has helped over 500 girls dream of attending their prom a reality.

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