By Jackie Burrell
Monday, February 25th, 2008 at 8:38 am in Other.
Remember prom? The glamour, the glitz, the fabulous dress? If there’s a fabulously stylish prom dress languishing in your daughter’s closet, the Princess Project wants it! This wonderful community service group has provided free prom dresses and accessories to more than 6,800 high school girls who couldn’t afford them. If you’ve got something wonderful hanging in your closet, purchased after 2002 and in excellent condition, go get it dry-cleaned, and bring it to one of the Bay Area collection sites. Many high schools – Acalanes, Campolindo, College Prep and Bentley, for example – are conducting their own prom dress drives, and boutiques and malls are serving as collection points too. Even Children’s Hospital is taking in frothy gowns for the cause.
Don’t have a gown, but you love the idea? VESTIA, the Volunteer Emergency Services Team in Action for Contra Costa County, rents tuxedos and buys prom dresses for teens in foster care who would like to attend those iconic high school events – prom and senior ball. It’s a rare foster parent who picks up the tab for expenses like that, so VESTIA tries to help, but they need donations to do it. E-mail Anne Struthers or call her at (925) 335-2193 for info.