Graduation students throw their hats in the air

Our Mission

Our goal is to help break cycles of poverty by encouraging vulnerable youth to stay in school and complete their high school education. We work to encourage and recognize outstanding young people from across the Lower Mainland who reach the milestone of graduation despite overwhelming adversity.

Celebrating our 2022 Cinderella Project Grads

In 2022, as has been the case since 1999, the Cinderella Project remains committed to celebrate deserving graduates for their hard work and accomplishments.

The Cinderella Project Board is excited to share that, inspired by the feedback and impact of the gift boxes presented to our 2020-21 Cinderella Class, we will be preparing similar encouragement and celebration boxes again this year.

Referrals for 2022 Graduates are now closed.

We delivered Spring Break “Bravo” Boxes to students full of treats and helpful items (including grocery gift certificates). Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors who helped make this happen!

To learn more about our referral process, please visit the Refer a Student page.

There is still a significant amount of concern about participating in large gatherings. This apprehension, along with uncertainty about school and districts plans for graduation ceremonies, is leading us to delay deciding whether we may host a Boutique Day in 2022. 

As we wait to get more clarity and allow some time for schools to communicate their plans, we have been preparing a plan for what hosting Boutique Day may look like with COVID as a consideration and the vaccination protocols that would be needed. We will share more and gather feedback from our community before making a decision.

We delivered nearly 100 comfort and joy boxes to our students at the end of December 2021. Thank you to our sponsors and donors for their generous gifts. And thank you to all the volunteers who helped assemble and deliver the boxes. See some photos of this years boxes here.

Some examples of our 2021 Celebration Boxes:

Further, members of our Class of 2022 are eligible to apply for one of our Achievement Awards, which are based on dreams, not grades.  To date, we are proud to have awarded over $183,000 financial awards, 50 laptops and 35 hair-dressing scholarships. We continue to support students with financial assistance for their application/registration fees for post-secondary education.

We support students in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Sea to Sky (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton)

Have ideas? We’d love to hear them. Please contact us to share them with our Board.