Every girl needs the chance to feel like a princess. At Cinderella's Closet, we aim to encourage every student to recognize her beauty and value by experiencing a unique, personal, and FREE prom shopping experience. Click below to learn who is eligible and how to register a princess for a visit to our pop-up boutique.
2024 Princess Registration is Open!
We love our volunteers! Cinderella's Closet relies on volunteers to help our princesses with their prom shopping experience. You can learn more about volunteering with us, by clicking here.
2024 Volunteer Registration now open!
Cinderella's Closet is a nonprofit organziation. We rely on donations to serve more than 200 high school students every prom season. Consider donating to Cinderella's Closet.
Encouraging High School girls to recognize their beauty and value by providing a prom shopping experience
Our Core Values
Actively Seeks out Opportunities to Share Unconditional Love with Each Individual We Serve
Creates a Safe Atmosphere that Allows Each High School Girl to Shop for her Prom with Grace and Dignity
Values and Appreciates the Partnerships that Allow Us to Make an Impact in Our Community
Cinderella's Closet began when Erin Peterson, Cinderella's Closet's founder, was shopping in a consignment shop and overheard a high school student struggling to afford the prom dress she wanted. Erin felt the nudge to offer to pay for this young stranger's prom dress. As this girl walked out the door with her "new" dress in hand she turned to Erin and said, "I'm going to look just like Cinderella on my prom night!" The following spring the first Cinderella's Closet shopping event was held in Lakeside Park, KY. Since beginning in 2006 Cinderella's Closet has spread to 10 states and has helped nearly 20,000 high school girls shop for their prom at no cost.
In the fall of 2009, Sara Mosteller found herself in the middle of several shattered dreams needing something to give her life meaning and importance. She volunteered at a dress-fitting event because she needed to do something that made her feel good. Sara underestimated the things in store for her! At the end of the event, Sara was approached by Erin Peterson, the Founder of Cinderella's Closet, and asked to be involved in the Northern Kentucky event that spring. Sara quickly agreed. Sara did not anticipate that she would soon be hosting her own Cinderella's Closet event just north of Cincinnati. Within 2 months, Sara gathered an army of volunteers along with a large inventory of dresses, shoes, and jewelry, and served more than one hundred registered princesses. Serving as the Director of Cinderella's Closet Southwest Ohio is never something Sara envisioned as a volunteer back in 2009, but she was exactly where she needed to be. She has continued serving and leading, helping others to find importance in the work of Cinderella's Closet.
The Southwest Ohio location began in 2010 and has been serving high school girls ever since. In 2018, Cinderella's Closet Southwest Ohio officially launched as a non-profit organization. Together we are "Turning Dresses Into Dreams".
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