Thursday, May 07, 2009

Dressing for the Prom

Guys have it easy. All they need for the prom is a tux, (or some guys wear those tux shirts), shoes, and a corsage for their date. Oh, and figure how to get there.

Girls have more decisions to make. But what if they don't have hundreds to spend on a new prom dress, accessories, plus there's the hair, nails...and? For some girls and their families, it can be not only overwhelming - but impossible. But the economy doesn't have to ruin prom.

The neatest thing is how the changes in the economy have opened the hearts of others who want to see that everyone can go to the prom. People in churches, schools and small communities are collecting gently used prom dresses and gowns. They then hold a prom dress event where girls can come in to find a dress and shoes. Most of the dresses and accessories are free or for whatever the girls can give. Everyone feels good and looks good, too. What a great idea!

* Donate My Dress is a national clearinghouse for gently used prom dresses. The site offers information to help communities start their own prom dress drive and host an event.

5 comments:

Alyssa Montgomery said...

That sounds like such a great organization! It's always great when people come together and help each other.

Alyssa
http://www.alyssamontgomery.com
http://amontgomery99.blogspot.com

Pam Ripling said...

Wow, what a great idea and thanks for posting the link. I hope others can take advantage of it. I could have used such a service back in 19-- er, well, back then...

Pam
http://beaconstreetbooks.com

Nick Valentino said...

You are right. Guys do have it easy. I guess the only thing guys have to worry about is paying for dinner/limo if that is part of the plan... (Well, the good ones should pay fo that stuff)Otherwise, you are so right. We just get the tux, and go. Great link!

http://nickvalentino.blogspot.com

norm said...

Oh, yeah, the guy has to work up the courage to ask the girl out, and then MEET THE DAD!

Ophelia Julien said...

I don't think anyone has it easy for Prom, truth be told. But I do get a kick out of those organizations. Our local paper always writes up the "shopping" weekend with lost of pictures.