Clothing Drive Collects Prom Dresses

Mar 25, 2013

If you have an old prom dress hanging in your closet you might want to put it to good use.

A coalition of Blackstone Valley nonprofits is teaming up to provide prom dresses to needy girls.  It’s called the “Say Yes to the Dress” drive and its aim is to make low income teens feel like princesses on prom night. Drive organizer Linda Impagliazzo says they’re looking for donations of at least 200 clean, lightly used evening gowns.

"It would be for kids who are having a hard time," Impagliazzo explains, "who wouldn’t normally be able to get a dress to this extreme, because some of these dresses are beautiful and are very expensive."

The dresses will be distributed to Pawtucket and Central Falls girls early next month. Donations may be dropped off at any location of the dozen “Children’s Workshop” daycare centers in Rhode Island.