Meredith College Fashion Association Sponsors Cinderella Project

The Meredith College Fashion Association is once again working to help bring prom dresses to high school students in the Raleigh area.  The Cinderella Project, started eight years ago, provides free prom dresses to high school students who might not otherwise be able to afford to purchase a new dress for the big night.  The Meredith Fashion Association, under the direction of Dr. Diane Ellis, is collecting new and gently used evening gowns and dresses from the last three-four years. The dresses will be given out on March 19th and 20th at a store in the North Hills shopping center.  All dresses not given away will be donated to Good Will.

If you would like to contribute to the Cinderella Project, please drop donations by Martin 204 between 8am and 5pm, Monday-Friday.  The last day to donate is March 15th.

For additional information or questions, please contact Diane Ellis at


  • the Fashion Association at Meredith College is taking donations of gently used prom dresses or youthful looking evening dresses or gowns

Community service project to honor legacy of leadership and service of Dr. Hartford

The Office of Student Leadership and Service and the Major Events Committee are coordinating a service project for the Meredith Community to honor the legacy of leadership and service that Dr. Hartford has brought to our campus. During the month of February, Meredith College will be collecting clothing and financial contributions for Dress for Success and Abbeygail’s Closet, organizations that focus on supporting women in our community. This project will allow the campus to emphasize the importance of women’s leadership and to make an impact on the lives of local women.

The Triangle affiliate of Dress for Success, started by a Meredith alumna, provides disadvantaged women with professional attire and employment assistance. Abbeygail’s Closet is a local thrift store managed by the Women’s Center of Wake County. It is the social enterprise of the organization and exists to fund their programs and services that include assistance to low income and homeless women and children in Wake County.  For more information on Dress for Success, click here, for more information on Abbeygail’s Closet, click here.

Items Needed:

Women’s suits (any size but definitely need sizes 18 and above)


Jewelry and Accessories

Thumb Drives for the women to store their employment documents

Resume Paper

Business Casual Clothing

Donations will be collected throughout February in 1st floor Cate Center, Johnson Hall, and Jones Chapel. Bins will be at these locations beginning February 1st.

For questions, please contact Tabitha Underwood, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Service at or 919-760-8338.

-Tabitha Underwood, Student Leadership and Service

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