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

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Are you wondering how to find free or cheap prom dresses in Greenville, SC? Do you know someone planning to attend prom this spring? 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 during several dates 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.

Saturday, March 4, 2023
10 am – 1 pm(Cinderella Project)
2 pm – 5 pm (Prince Charming)
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
7 Shannon Drive, Greenville, SC

Saturday, March 18, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Katharine Marie Weddings
106 East Benson Street, Anderson, 29624

​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

  • Savvy Retail Therapy
    1803 Augusta Street, Suite E, Greenville
    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Offices of Christophillis & Gallivan, Attorneys at Law
    109 Laurens Road, Building 4, Suite C, Greenville, SC
    Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • 117 Greenacre Road, Greenville SC 29607                                             
    Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
  • Bannister, Wyatt & Stalve
    24 Cleveland Street., Suite 100, Greenville, 29601
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm                                   

Anderson Donation Location

  • Harbin & Burnett, LLP
    2124 North Highway 81, Anderson, 29621

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.

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Sandra Woodruff
3 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