Cinderella's Attic

About Us

About Us

Building Confidence, One Girl at a Time

Cinderella’s Attic is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides high school girls with free formal wear for their prom and other special formal events. The organization was founded at the peak of the economic crisis in 2006 by a San Diego teacher that recognized firsthand the economic burden that formal school events can have on students and their families. Young women weren’t able to pay the cost of attending these formal events, and it was having an adverse impact on their self-esteem and emotional well-being. We believe all girls should feel confident and empowered at those memorable events.

Cinderella’s Attic started as a garage operation and quickly grew into a more structured organization. Word spread quickly of our mission and our Prom Boutiques. Donations trickled in across the country from Boston to San Diego. We’ve given away a countless amount of dresses, and our guests have appreciated that experience so much that many have returned their dress so that others can benefit as well.

Our organization’s success is continually reinforced by smiles, character building experiences and future acts of kindness by our guests. Together, we all do a little to make big impact on the lives of young women.

We are grateful for all who extend their generosity through financial contributions, dress and accessory donation donations and by volunteering their time to allow us to accomplish our special mission.