LA's Prom Closet Makes Prom a Reality For Teen Girls
Apr 25, 2012, 06:52 ET
Fifth Annual "Dress To Remember" Event Empowers High School Teen Girls
LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LA's Prom Closet will celebrate its fifth annual dress event titled "Dress To Remember" on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Switzer Center in Torrance, Ca. The organization will be providing a selection of over 2,500 donated semi-formal and formal gowns to economically disadvantaged high school senior girls within the greater Los Angeles area. All pre-registered girls will participate in the daylong event that involves gown "shopping," dress fittings, accessory selection and workshop participation ranging from college preparation to make-up application.
The 501c3 non-profit organization expects to help 200 girls attend their high school prom this upcoming season, continuing the organization's mission to empower young women by showing them any obstacle may be overcome with some determination.
Since Spring 2008, LA's Prom Closet has collected over 4,000 dresses and has changed the lives of over 600 girls through "Dress to Remember."
LA's Prom Closet works with school counselors, social workers and local families to provide the girls the courage and support to participate. The organization strives to promote self-worth and give young ladies the much-needed affirmation to stay in school and push forward. LA's Prom Closet provides a stepping-stone for girls to realize their potential and the immeasurable opportunities that await them.
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About LA's Prom Closet
LA's Prom Closet began in a closet, literally. Founder, Natalie Torres, decided to purge her wardrobe and give away clothing she no longer wore. While cleaning out her closet, she came across old formal gowns and bridesmaid dresses she had only worn once or twice. She was shocked to find that there was no place locally in Los Angeles to donate these dresses and knew there were many others out there with the same dilemma. Torres knew the social currency of these dresses for girls that might not be able to afford them, and thus decided to start an organization that would provide free gowns to girls who needed and deserved them. Enlisting several of her closest friends to help make her idea a reality, LA's Prom Closet began and has since turned into a successful annual event.
LA's Prom Closet is a non-profit 501c3 organization made of volunteers who rely on donated dresses, volunteer services and monetary donations to achieve its goals.
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