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Jewish Women on the Map - Cinderella Initiative


Cinderella Initiative
5300 Diamondhead Circle
39525 Diamondhead, MS
United States

After Hurricane Katrina, Sue Halpern of Diamondhead realized that most of the kids on the Mississippi Gulf Coast were still wearing donated clothing – and that they probably didn’t have prom clothes, with the end of the year festivities rapidly approaching.

Working with the United Jewish Communities (UJC), Sue Halpern and others gathered hundreds of prom gowns, graduation dresses, tuxedos, suits, and accessories to donate to high school teens in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Louisiana. This became known as the "Cinderella Project."

These images are a part of JWA's Katrina's Jewish Voices.

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Jess Haber

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Cinderella Initiative." (Viewed on April 25, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/cinderella-initiative>.