Glass Slipper Boutique for grads opens today

The Glass Slippers program providing formal attire on loan to graduates has a new home.

The Glass Slippers program providing formal attire on loan to graduates has a new home.

The new Glass Slipper Boutique opens today at 70 First Ave. South above Haines Office World.

“The name has changed slightly this year as the project has a new life,” says Lora Fairbrother, the program co-ordinator and youth worker.

The boutique loans formal wear, shoes, accessories and tux rentals, and possible monetary donations to help with graduation fees, hairstyling and more to low-income youth who otherwise might not be able to celebrate their accomplishments and attend their graduation ceremonies.

“I am excited about this project with the help of youth in the community,” Fairbrother says. “The project is a joint effort of School District #27, The Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake and Communities That Care.”

Youth in the community will help with sewing and mending, building shelving, maintaining racks and displays, learning to keep files, transporting formal wear to the dry-cleaners, organizing and cleaning the boutique and more, Fairbrother says.

“We want this boutique to be for the community, so it will be accessible to the private schools and to theatre groups to borrow for costuming.”

Clothing donations for the boutique can be dropped off at the Boys & Girls Club located at #51 South Fourth Ave. Williams Lake. Monetary donations can be made out to Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake on behalf of the Glass Slipper Boutique.

“Additional donations such as hangers, mirrors, sewing supplies and building supplies would be much appreciated,” Fairbrother says.

For more information contact Lora Fairbrother, co-ordinator and youth worker, at 250-392-5730 or by cell at 250-267-1467.