Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Operation Pretty & Polished

Radio stations WPGC 95.5 and El Zol 107.9 along with State Farm Insurance Company and Once Upon a Prom are joining forces to provide prom attire for teens in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. They are looking for kind-hearted individuals like you :) to dig deep in your closets and pull out those dresses, boys'/mens' formal wear, and accessories that you are no longer putting to good use. You can dig in your wallet too if you're feeling really generous. They do prefer current styles for the kids, so don't break out your prom dress or tux from the 80's lol. They also ask that items be new or gently used and, if they are used, that they be dry cleaned before donating. The flyer below has a list of all the drop off locations. The actual giveaway takes place April 21st, at the The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington (4103 Benning Rd, NE), from 9am - 3pm. Students will need to bring their student ID to receive prom attire. The flyer doesn't state the deadline for donating prom gear at the various locations. Hopefully, it hasn't passed. If you're interested in donating, there is contact information for someone at each drop-off location.

Source: WPGC 95.5

For readers not located in the DC area that want to participate in helping to make some teen's prom a special one, Once Upon A Prom also welcomes financial donations via their website

There is also DonateMyDress.org. This website is a national network that provides information for where prom and bridal dresses can be donated and received all across the US. If you still can't find a place near you, they also provide a directory of places that you can donate to by mail. 

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