When I decided I wanted to help girls in need attend Prom last year, I didn’t know my mom shared the same dream of giving back 20 years ago.
I knew this effort was just as important to her when she pulled out my Prom dress from 1992! Born into a family of community servants; we’ve been volunteering at the “Royal Oak Aids” walk for 15 years, “The Thanksgiving Day Parade” and various events for the city of Detroit & Pontiac where I was born and raised!
So it didn’t surprise me that we both shared this dream.
With the help of many friends on social media sites, local businesses and celebrities, last year we collected 105 new and gently used gowns to give away!
Times have definitely changed. People are more sympathetic to the financial hardships that families are going through. Not to mention, we all have one dress in our closets that we can’t fit anymore, a bridesmaid’s dress that we’ll NEVER wear again or a Prom dress that we’ve held on to for so long.
One dress does and can make the difference!
Thanks to Donna at” Unique Lady boutique” in Oak Park, donating 15 brand new gowns, singer Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child, “WXYZ’s ” Carolyn Clifford, radio personality –Ms. Cryss (HOT 107.5), members at House of Prayer & Praise church in Detroit and so many others for their dress donations last year.
Prom is very expensive. The average family spends $1,075 for their child to attend. With your donated dresses this year we can help ease the financial strain for one special night!
If you would like to donate a new or gently used dress, please email me at email@example.com
…and join us for our 2nd Annual Prom Dress Giveaway!
When: Monday, May 6, 2013
Where: Glamour Salon, 28801 Southfield Rd, Lathrup Village, MI 48076 / 248-423-7776
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
What: Free Prom dresses (all sizes), Free alterations (if needed). Many thanks to Glamour salon owner and stylist of over 25 years, Victoria Johnson will offer FREE HAIR or NAIL SERVICES on the day of proms to the first 20 girls who sign up at the event! We’ll also have Free prizes and giveaways including a chance to win Prom day makeup with lashes done by Channel 7’s Carolyn Clifford! Light refreshments will be provided by Crystal O., owner of Babes-N-Braides salon on 20001 Greenfield in Detroit.
photos from last year’s event
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