Prom Dress Donation Deadline Looms

Just one day left to rummage through your closet to find potential prom dresses.

The deadline to donate to the 11th annual "Say Yes To The Prom Dress" is March 9th.

Donations take place at 1049 Janette Avenue, just south of Erie Street, from 10am to 2pm.

The event allows young women who maybe can't afford a prom dress, a chance to get one.

New Beginnings Executive Director Mary Kay Morand says the event has been very successful. "We know that things are very expensive for youth and these rituals sometimes can be too much for families to afford, so by hosting this event, our community participates in it and we're able to offer a wide selection of dresses."

"We're so excited, we look forward to this event every year," says Morand. "Not only do we have a great number of dresses but the majority of the dresses, at least 75%, are brand new, still with the tags on them."

Morand says they expect to have about 1,500 prom dresses for people to select from.

The time for the distribution of the dresses is Saturday March 17 from 10am to 2pm at the New Beginnings office at 1015 Highland Ave. off Erie St. E.