Life of a Princess: Take a peak inside Cinderella’s Closet


Christ United Methodist Church, located in Chapelhill, NC opened their doors March 18-19 to local High School girls for an enchanting shopping experience inside of Cinderella’s closet.

Cinderella's Closet, March 18,2016, Taken by J.Monk

Cinderella’s Closet, March 18,2016, Taken by J.Monk

To prepare for this event, over 90% of gently used formal gowns were donated from local cleaners, sororities, citizens, and members of the church.

Cinderella’s Closet is an event that happens one weekend in the spring, designed to provide dresses, footwear, jewelry, and a crown of confidence to young females who may not be able to afford prom.

Originating 2006 in Lakeside Park, KY at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Cinderella’s Closet has grown to over 18 churches within 10 states, which include: Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

“This is our 6th event, and it has grown exponentially since the first year we did it, we did about 14 girls the first year and this year we will probably serve over 80,” says Patsy Smith of Christ United Methodist Church.

This event was filled with the right ingredients to make the perfect princess: treats, music, gowns, bling, and a “fairy godmother” to guide her along the way. With over 50 volunteers serving this year, all hands were on deck to make this experience magical.

Over 700 dresses ranging from sizes 0-34, March 18,2016, Taken by J.Monk

Over 700 dresses ranging from sizes 0-34, March 18,2016, Taken by J.Monk

Although dates are not confirmed, there will be a 7th Cinderella’s Closet event held spring 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church.

For more information or latest updates for next year’s event click here.

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