Where to Find (or Donate) a Free Prom Dress in Greenville, SC

Posted on | 1 Comment

Are you wondering how to find free or cheap prom dresses in Greenville, SC? Do you know someone planning to attend prom this spring in need of a dress? Prom season is coming up but for some girls, while the prospect of going to the prom would be great, affording a dress is a challenge. The good news is that there is a fairy godmother-like organization in our area that is willing and ready to help out these would-be princesses for their big night.  

The Cinderella Project

Aptly named, the Cinderella Project accepts donations of not only prom dresses but also accessories for teens and then opens up a small boutique in the early spring so young ladies can choose their perfect gown. The Upstate area boutiques and dates are below. Students must bring a student ID and there is a limit of one dress per student.


March 2, 2024
9:30 to 11:30 am
Katharine Marie Weddings
106 E Benson Street, Anderson


March 23, 2024
10 am to 1 pm (Cinderella Project)
2 to 4 pm (Prince Charming)
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
7 Shannon Drive, Greenville

​If you have friends or family in other areas of the state that may be interested, let them know that there are also boutiques hosted in Charleston, Orangeburg, and Columbia.

Donate Your Dress

For those who would like to donate dresses, shoes, or accessories, these Greenville locations accept donations on behalf of The Cinderella Project:

Greenville Donation Locations

  • Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey
    24 Cleveland Street, Ste 100, Greenville, 29601
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Savvy, Inc. 
    1803-E Augusta Street, Greenville, 29605
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Christophillis & Gallivan
    109 Laurens Rod, Building 4, Suite C, Greenville, 29607
    Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Junior League – Nearly New Shop
    117 Greenacre Road, Greenville SC 29607
    Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm                              

Anderson Donation Location

  • Harbin & Burnett, LLP
    2124 N. Hwy. 81, Anderson, 29621
    Contact Mary Catherine Harbin 864.934.3164

Third Thursday Free Prom Dresses

Girls can get a free, gently used prom dress from Third Thursday Shop on February 15, March 21, and April 18, 2024 from 3-5 pm.

They are located at Parisview Baptist Church, 100 Bud Street, Greenville.

Inexpensive Prom Dresses

Other options to find a prom dress on the cheap are local thrift stores like Miracle Hill or Goodwill.

Clothes Mentor, a woman’s consignment store, often has a good selection of formal gowns for great prices as well. Our readers give their recommendations of favorite women’s consignment shops here.

And if those don’t work, consider borrowing or swapping dresses with older teens and young women in your life. You never know who has a dress or two stashed in their closet that would be just right for this special occasion!

Thanks to a handful of organizations and consignment stores, prom night becomes more accessible and something everyone can enjoy.

Do you know someone planning to attend prom this year?

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

Sign up for our email newsletter.

Notify of

1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Sandra Woodruff
4 years ago

We are a non profit association in Greenville SC.. I wanted to know if you could donate dress to our young girls for prom as well as father daughter dance. The girls ages from 6-17.
Any questions please call me 864-525-3559

Thanks in advance
Sandra Woodruff