Sororities donate dresses to Cinderella's Closet

Sororities donate dresses to Cinderella's Closet

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College Panhellenic Council members Maly Kongsynonh and Amy Vaughn recently presented prom dresses to the Junior League of Williamsport for the nonprofit organization’s annual Cinderella’s Closet event.

Kongsynonh, a junior business administration major and member of Gamma Delta Sigma, said the dresses were donated by representatives from all five sororities on campus during a two-week drive. Vaughn said many of the sorority sisters brought the dresses back from their hometowns when they returned to campus after spring break.

Kongsynonh and Vaughn, along with about 20 other sorority sisters, plan to volunteer during Cinderella’s Closet, which will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St.

Cinderella’s Closet is an event designed to increase the self-esteem of young women by providing them with a chance to attend a milestone event of their high school career. The Junior League of Williamsport is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The Panhellenic Council is the governing council for the five sororities at the College. With more than 200 members, it is the largest women’s organization on campus. The council is dedicated to enhancing the lives of sorority women through leadership, service and scholarship.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.