Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new and gently used formal wear for display in the agency’s annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop.
It is seeking prom dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, gowns for mothers-of-the-bride, evening bags, jewelry, wraps and shawls as well as shoes in good condition. The dresses must be dry cleaned and on a hanger.
In the shop, which is housed on Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus, gowns and accessories are displayed in a boutique-like setting, and teen girls are invited to select shoes, wraps and jewelry to complement their dress.
The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop will be open on select dates in the spring.
“The community has been particularly supportive of the ‘Sister-to-Sister’ Prom Shop every year, and we are fortunate to have a large collection of beautiful gowns and accessories in our collection,” said Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director of Project Self-Sufficiency.
“We believe that every young woman deserves the chance to have a beautiful dress for that special, once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are looking forward to opening the prom shop again this spring.”
Donations will be accepted at Project Self-Sufficiency from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at 127 Mill St. in Newton.
The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop is a program of the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.
For information about the “Sister-to-Sister“ Prom Shop or any of the programs at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or go online to www.projectselfsufficiency.org
“We believe that every young woman deserves the chance to have a beautiful dress for that special, once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are looking forward to opening the prom shop again this spring.” - Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director, Project Self-Sufficiency