Charity Makes Big Dates Possible
Thanks to the generosity of local residents, some young girls who can’t afford a prom dress will have the chance to get one for free during a giveaway in Ridgewood next Saturday, Mar. 29.
Sponsored by The Legacy Center, the prom dress drive will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Mar. 29 at the charity’s warehouse located at 1633 Centre St., between Wyckoff and Cypress avenues.
The effort is part of The Legacy Center’s “Project PROMises,” during which prom and cocktail dresses were donated to the center by young women and businesses in the area.
Project organizers stated the effort aims to provide girls whose families cannot afford to purchase such dresses-which often cost several hundred dollars-with the opportunity to enjoy their middle or high school proms in style.
Girls interested in participating are encouraged to come early and bring their student ID card or a report card from their middle or high school. Dressing areas will be available to try on the outfits.
Parents are encouraged to accompany their young women, but the graduating student must be present in order to receive a dress.
The Legacy Center, meanwhile, is continuing to accept prom and cocktail dresses in the days leading up to the Project PROMises drive.
For further information about the giveaway or to donate lightly worn dresses, contact Christine Nelson at 1-718-629-8589 or The Legacy Center at 1-347-292-4TLC.