Operation Prom Dress

Enjoying lifeRemember your high school prom?  Do you have a recent or vintage prom or bridesmaid dress taking up room in your closet?  You can be the fairy godmother who makes a teen’s prom dreams come true.  Don’t let the tough economy discourage a deserving student from attending prom this year.  Donate a new or gently used dress today!  Operation Prom Dress runs through the end of March.  You may drop off donations at any of San Jose’s library locations or Community Centers.

Local high school students with a valid Student ID then are invited to choose a new or gently used prom dress of their choice for FREE! Since 2008, over 1,500 young women across the city have taken advantage of this great opportunity. Free dry cleaning will be offered and students can even enter a raffle for hair and make-up sessions with local beauty salons.

My prom experiences were probably typical prom experiences… so typical that I barely remember it.  But I’m so glad that I got to have those experiences.  It’s one thing to choose to not go to prom because you think prom is lame.  It’s a whole other thing to be excluded from prom because you can’t afford it.  Dresses and accessories are expensive.  If you have an old bridesmaid dress or even maybe your daughter’s prom dress from last year, considering dropping it off at a San Jose branch library.  Let someone else get to experience *the joy* of the awful prom photo.

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