Barbier makes Cinderella project a success

Allison B. Hudson
Ashley Barbier - pictured with Co-founders of the Cinderella Project
Sarah Dupree & Shelton Jones.

The gowns were first brought to a storage facility where Ashley Barbier and her mom,

Donna volunteered to help sort the gowns into sizes for storage until the gown give away.

There were several opportunities to volunteer and get involved and many people came out to support this worthy cause.

The give away took place at he YMCA on South Foster Drive and Ashley and volunteers were able to sign up for Saturday or Sunday to help with the give away.

Ashley and her mom volunteered to help on this past Sunday, which was the final day.

They were both amazed at how organized it was and how nice the dresses were set up on the floor.  Girls were given numbers and when called to go in a volunteer was assigned to each girl to help find the dress of their dreams.

There was music playing and it was as if one was shopping in a department store for a gown.  Ashley met several young girls as she helped and was able to share stories about high school and plans for college.  One told Ashley and her mom that because she was being helped this year that she wanted to become a part of the volunteer program next year.

It was an awesome experience and Ashley would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to donate a gown to this cause. So many people have spoken it to us about the Cinderella Project because they heard about it through the articles in the Donaldsonville Chief and other media.

“I would like to see this bigger and better next year,” said Ashley.