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A nonprofit in St. Paul made it possible for hundreds of girls to attend prom this year.

College Possible has helped more than 1,600 low-income students navigate the college landscape and earn a college degree, FOX 9 says. And for the third year, the nonprofit has made it possible for anyone in the program to go to prom.

This year, about 250 girls signed up for the event, where they got to pick out a dress, shoes and accessories, WCCO says.

"I come from a low-income family and I'm living with my single mother, and I don't really like to trouble her with asking her about stuff," high school junior Destiny Williams told WCCO. "So this is actually like a really good thing for me right now because I really couldn’t afford it."

College Possible collects prom-related items all year for the special event, which was held Saturday.

"We want to boost their confidence," Nankya Senungi of College Possible told FOX 9. "Send them off in a great way and let them know we support them in all aspects of their life."

Last March, Operation Glass Slipper held a dress pick-up event to help low-income girls get their dream dress for prom.

For anyone that still needs a prom dress, Operation Glass Slipper says Once Upon a Time Formals has a similar mission, but operates all year long. Call 612-222-7741 to set up an appointment to pick out a prom dress at the West St. Paul store.

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