FARMINGTON — Local mothers are offering high-school students a chance to find free prom attire and accessories.

MOMS Club of Farmington, South, will hold their sixth annual Cinderella Project on Feb. 22 and 23.

"Last year we got a lot of donations of purses, shoes and accessories," said Lessie Steele, a club member. "The donation part has just grown immensely. We look at it as relief for teens who can't afford (prom clothes). It takes off some of the stress and expenses."

Finding a donated tuxedo or dress can free up a student's resources toward other prom night activities, getting their hair done or other prom preparations, Steele said.

Accessories and shoes are needed most, but all donations are welcome, she said.

"We have about 500 dresses now," Steele said. "We ask that they be nice, gently used and less than 10 years old."

Anyone with a donation can drop it off at Howard's Cleaners at 1601 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington. Donations will be accepted until Feb. 18.

MOMS Club members drew the idea for the Cinderella Project from other communities across the county that hold similar clothing drives, according to their website.

"It means the difference between going and not for some of these kids," said Rhonda Owen, president of MOMS Club Farmington, South.

The event will be held at Rocinante High School from 5:30-8 p.m. on Feb. 22, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23.

Visit the group's Facebook page for more information on the event www.facebook.com/freepromdress.