Lend a Hand: Prom Season 2010

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It’s that time of year again…practically the biggest night of the entire year if you’re a senior in high school:  Prom!  Lots of family taking pictures, your date pinning  on your corsage, a limo full of friends waiting in the driveway, and of course the dress.  This year you can help a young lady find her dream gown by donating to DC Public Schools Annual Prom Dress Collection.

Every year many girls drop the plan of going to their only prom because of the prices of the prom dress. Their dream of attending this magical event is fulfilled by various organizations that provide free prom dresses for low-income families. No girl wants to go to prom in just anything, so it takes days, weeks, even months to find a long sleeve 2 piece prom dress. Why not help someone find their dream gown for that special night?  Free prom dresses are a boon to low-income students. The collection is accepting new and gently used dresses, shoes, jewelry and purses.  You can drop off items between 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday until April 14th at 1200 First Street NE, on the 12th floor.  For more information, call 202-442-5447 or email dcpspartnerships@dc.gov.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Courtney found herself in DC in the fall of 2005 when she began her studies at Howard Univeristy as a journalism student. Over the span of her collegiate career, Courtney began to realize that the District had grown on her within the few short years she had been here. She loves tv, food, shopping, and all things “girly.” She looks forward to experiencing everything the city has to offer. Read why Courtney loves DC .

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