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Welcome to the Nevada County Cinderella Project

'Building self-esteem while making Prom dreams come true!'
New Location: 650 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, CA 95959

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  Terri Nelson, Founder of the Nevada   County Cinderella Project

 If you would like to honor Terri Nelson legacy, please donate to the Nevada County Cinderella Project.
You may do so by making a contribution in her name on the Donation page.  Thank you.

What is the Cinderella Project?

The Cinderella Project provides special occasion dresses and accessories free of charge to High School juniors and seniors so they may attend their Senior Prom in style.

Our mission is to ensure that any young woman in our community who can not attend the prom due to financial constraints will be able to realize the positive life experience of attending their high school prom. Read More

How You can Send Cinderella to Prom

You can do this by sponsoring a youth.

All girls and boys must be referred through a school official, such as a guidance counselor or teacher, a church official or community social service agency.  Please complete a Cinderella Referral Form and email to NC Cinderella Project.  Once accepted, the student will be invited to a Boutique Day fitting appointment at Cinderella’s Closet.


How You can Be Part of the Magic!

Help make dreams come true for Nevada County high school girls and boys.  

Here are ways you can help...

  • Donate new or gently used prom dresses
  • Donate servies for hair or nails 
  • Sponsor a prom ticket
  • Sponsor a tux rental
  • Vounteer with the boutique or alterations

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Help a Prince Charming Too!

Prom ticket=$45 or more, Tux rental=$100 minimum, dinner? photos? The Prom costs add up.

Cinderella Project aims to help by building self esteem in young people while making those prom dreams come true. Providing a tux costs $100.

We are looking for financial sponsorship so that we can make sure every young man who wants to wear a tux to the prom will be able to do so.

Make a contribution to Cinderella Project to support the "Prince Charming Program". Click Here

Become a Fairy Godmother!

There is a Fairy Godmother in all of us and, while the girls focus on the dress, we focus on building self-esteem by surrounding them with positive role models and encouraging their future success.

With a Fairy Godmothers help, young ladies will experience one of the most memorable evenings of their High School life. And with so many different “magic wands” available, it’s easy for anyone to be a Fairy Godmother! Find out how you can help make dreams come true by volunteering or supporting the Nevada County Cinderella Project.

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