Nebraska dress store donates hundreds of dresses to Marshalltown High School girls for homecoming


>>CINDERELLA’S IN RALSTON,
FOCUSES ON MAKING OTHERS FEEL
GOOD. THEY’RE HOPING TO DO JUST THAT,
AND BRING A LITTLE JOY, TO HIGH
SCHOOL GIRLS IN MARSHALLTOWN
>>ON THEIR WAY TO MARSHALLTOWN
IOWA.>>YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CARE ABOUT
SOMETHING THERE IS NO DISTANCE
, BETWEEN YOU AND THEM.>>TERRI SMIEJA OWNS
CINDERELLA’S IN RALSTON. SHE’S BEEN HELPING HIGHSCHOOLERS
FIND THE PERFECT HOMECOMING
DRESS FOR YEARS. NOW SHE’S FOCUSING HER EFFORTS,
ON A TOWN THAT NEEDS A LITTLE
BOOST. IN JULY, SEVERAL TORNADOES TORE
THROUGH CENTRAL IOWA, LEAVING A
PATH, OF DESTRUCTION, IN
MARSHALLTOWN.>>THE DRESS STORES WERE YOU
KNOW, WIPED DOWN, BECAUSE THREE
TORNADOES HIT.>>THE COMMUNITY, POURING ITS
MONEY INTO REBUILDING, THE LAST
THING ON ANYONE’S MIND, BUYING
AN EXPENSIVE NEW DRESS.>>THEY WERE ALMOST IN TEARS
BECAUSE A LOT OF THE GIRLS WERE
GOING TO NOT GO TO HOMECOMING.>>SO SMIEJA STEPPED IN, FOR THE
700 MARSHALLTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
GIRLS.>>IT TURNED OUT IM DONATING 300
DRESSES AND WE’RE ACTUALLY GOING
TO BE SHOWING UP WITH 600
DRESSES.>>HOMECOMING IS JUST TWO WEEKS
AWAY. CINDERELLA’S IS TAKING THE
DRESSES UP SATURDAY HOPING THE
GIRLS CAN FEEL LIKE CINDERELLA
TWO.>>THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO GIVE IT
UP. YOU KNOW, THEIR LIFE HAS
CHANGED, BUT FOR ONE NIGHT LETS
HAVE SOME FUN.>>CINDERELLA’S IS WORKING WITH
XCEL ROOFING. THEY’RE THE ONES WHO REACHED OUT
TO THE SHOP WITH THE IDEA. IF YOU HAVE A DRESS TO DONATE
YOU CAN TAKE IT TO THE XCEL
, OFFICE OFF 156TH AND CENTER. BACK TO YO

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