By JIMMY LAWTON
DEKALB – A DeKalb teenager wants to ensure all girls who go to the prom have access to a dress, shoes and other accessories.
McKenzie Marcellus is collecting prom dresses and other items to distribute to girls throughout St. Lawrence County at no cost.
A sophomore at Hermon-DeKalb Central School, Marcellus has established “A Cinderella Ending” foundation.
“My mission is to give out dresses, shoes and accessories to girls all over the county for their Cinderella prom night,” she said in a news release. “I need the help of my community to donate dresses for this special even.”
“McKenzie is the type of girl that would give up her own prom dress so someone else would be able to go with one,” her mother Kellie Marcellus said.
To donate simply call McKenzie at 323-4548 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and arrangements will be made to pick up the items.
The clothing and accessories will be available to any girl from any school interested in receiving them.
“We are hoping for shoes, jewelry, and dresses,” Kellie said. “We hope to at least help 50 girls this year and grow every year after that.”
The items will be available April 5 at Hermon-DeKalb Central School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Arrangements for deliver may be available for those who can’t attend the event.
“Contact me as soon as possible to make it my best first year,” McKenzie said.