The perfect prom dress

Published 04/07 2013 05:12PM

Updated 04/08 2013 11:52AM

CHAMPAIGN -- It's a project one woman started from a personal experience, which now helps girls around the world. The Perfect Prom Project has been in full-force for seven years now.

It gives prom dresses to teenage girls who can't afford to buy one, free of charge. The dresses are donated to the organization, with almost 500 on display.

The cause was inspired by the founder who went through a rough situation, and turned to a similar organization called The Glass Slipper Project.

"Her house burned down right before prom, so they didn't have enough income to do that. She ended up finding an organization in Chicago called The Glass Slipper Project and got a free prom dress from that. She set up the organization when she came to school here," said Emilia Wadolowski, group president.

The boutique is located at the UI campus. Saturday, over a hundred girls came to browse the dresses. All they needed was a high school ID to take one home.

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