The Junior League of Corpus Christi influenced about 300 young ladies from schools
around the Coastal Bend at this week’s Cinderella’s Closet event. The pre-selected students had the
chance to pick out a formal gown and accessories to help get them prepared for their high school prom. The
event was held March 13-15 at Sunrise Mall (Generous sponsor), 5858 S. Padre Island Drive, on the first floor near the Sears entrance.
“We recognize that attending the prom in a nice dress may seem trivial to some, but for a young lady in high
school, this is a pivotal time in her life,” said Jill Jacobs, chairman of Cinderella’s Closet. “A little thing like
providing a dress or nice accessories can mean the world for these young ladies, many of which live in very
low income areas of town. These ladies are our future; we want to help start their transition from high school
to adult hood in a positive way.”
Cinderella’s Closet has been a program of the Junior League of Corpus Christi for the past seven years. Last
year, the Junior League was able to provide attire for 100 ladies.
“The Junior League of Corpus Christi is committed to working and training women as well as promoting
voluntarism. Cinderella’s Closet helps us make an impact for the young women in this community,” said
Lillian Riojas, president of the Junior League of Corpus Christi. “Let’s make the dreams of some young
women here in our community possible and help provide the items to attend a special event, but even more
important, provide young ladies with skills that will help them for their life through mentoring.”