Glass Slipper Project perfect fit for Northbrook Court
Tina Kolios (right), a volunteer from Cook County, collected gently used dresses and prom accessories at the March Glass Slipper Project Donation Days at Northbrook Court. | Karie Angell Luc~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 29, 2012 8:06PM
This is a big weekend at the Glenbrooks for prom. Yes, that’s right. All the Cinderellas and their princes will step out Friday and Saturday.
The Glenbrook North High School prom for all Spartans is May 19, and Glenbrook South Titans trip the light fantastic May 18.
What better way to get ready for both proms than by taking advantage of the Glass Slipper Project Donation Days, which took place at Northbrook Court in March.
In March, the Glass Slipper Project collected gently used formal dresses and accessories on the lower level of the mall near Northbrook Court. Donors received a $20 gift card they could use at Northbrook Court and also were entered into a drawing for a makeover and a $200 mall gift card.
“At Northbrook Court, we always try to engage our center with the community,” said Stacy Kolios, Northbrook Court marketing manager. “And as part of our charitable initiatives, we’ve partnered with the Glass Slipper Project to help make girls’ dreams come true.”
“What I brought is a dress I had worn in a wedding [in 2000],” said Lisa Bozovich, who traveled from northern Lake County.
The 13-year-old Chicago nonprofit distributes the dresses during “boutiques” free of charge to high school students around the Chicago area who otherwise couldn’t afford to buy the clothes to go to prom.
The Northbrook Court store CUSP, known for its delicate balance in fashion for discerning tastes, provided the mannequin dresses and accessories, which of course, naturally drew donor eyes to prom possibilities.
For more information, visit glassslipperproject.org or northbrookcourt.com.