Year Round Drop Off Location:
Central Wisconsin: Bethesda Thrift Shop – 329 N 1st Ave., Wausau, WI
**Donations can be dropped off at front check-out counter within the store. All Operation Cinderella donations must be clearly tagged or labeled as an Operation Cinderella donation so it will not be confused with a store donation. We would also like any donation to be bagged for easy handling/processing.
Central Wisconsin: Trinity Lutheran Church — 501 Stewart Ave., Wausau, WI
**Donations can be dropped at church office. All Operation Cinderella donations must be clearly tagged or labeled as an Operation Cinderella donation so it will not be confused with a store donation. We would also like any donation to be bagged for easy handling/processing.
Multiple drop-off locations will be available beginning Jan. 2018.
Operation Cinderella is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that gives a free prom dress, shoes, and accessories to low-income students in the Fox Valley. Each student is given an invitation from their school guidance counselor that explains what the event is, and when they can arrive. While at the event every girl receives a gift bag full of fun products, they have their hair and make-up done, and then wait their turn to enter the boutique with their fairy godmother to pick out their prom ensemble. Our goal is to value and care for each girl we are lucky enough to serve. It is a day of pampering and glitz! Each girl gets a dress…..but Operation Cinderella is so much more than a dress!
Interested in donating for Fox Valley? email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in donating for Central Wisconsin email: email@example.com
Financial Donations in the form of checks can be mailed to Operation Cinderella:
Central Wisconsin: 2919 Polzer Dr., Wausau, WI
Fox Valley: 3424 S Whip Poor Will Ln., Appleton, WI
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We are always looking for shoes, jewelry, clutches, fun items to put into the participants’ gift bags. Check out the drop-off tab to see where dresses and accessories can be dropped off. Please email if you have products for the girl’s gift bags and we will arrange how to pick up items.
We cannot do this without your generosity. Thank you!
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida since I was 8 years old but when I was 4 my parents divorced. My mom was heavy on drugs and never was around where my dad was the rock of the family and did everything he could to give me and my brother all that we needed. Living in Florida for the 8 years I did we moved 6 times, never lived in a home, always apartments and families houses. One year we visited Wisconsin my dad and step-mom thought it was a better place educational and living-wise so we packed our bags and drove to Wisconsin.
Since we’ve lived here we’ve moved 3 times, the first house was actually a place to call ours. However, we couldn’t afford that home so we moved in with my uncle and stayed with him for 6 years. We got devastating news that the owner did not want us living there anymore and forced us to move out. Luckily we found a home that we’re currently living in now along with my uncle, dad, step mom, and my little sister who is 2. I love this house more than any house we’ve lived in, but I’ve learned to not get attached to one home.
We’ve lived in this home for 2 years now and sometimes there’s barely food in the fridge and sometimes there isn’t anything to put on the plate for dinner with parents who live paycheck to paycheck. My family fights a lot because of money and I’m even afraid to ask if I can get a cap and gown for graduation this year. I was not going to go to prom or Spree because when the discussion of spending money comes up in this family it’s too much stress. When I came to school one day a woman named Jill from Operation Cinderella remembered how much I loved a dress from the event and ALYCE the makers of the dress and people in charge of Operation Cinderella gave me the dress of my dreams for free. I couldn’t stop crying, the fact that I can actually go to my prom and feel beautiful is something huge for me because I know that’s a night any girl should remember. I will never forget the women who helped me from Operation Cinderella as long as I live.