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Free Prom Dresses Available at the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop

Lisa Pachnos

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • 3:16pm

Teen girls in need of a prom dress need look no farther than Project Self-Sufficiency, thanks to the seventh annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop which will be open Tuesday, April 1st – Friday, April 4th, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  In addition to new and gently-used dresses of all lengths and sizes, the Prom Shop will feature accessories like shoes, wraps, hand bags, and jewelry so that patrons can create the perfect ensemble.  The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop will offer gowns and accessories to any teen girl in need.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. 

 

The prom shop at Project Self-Sufficiency routinely distributes more than 200 dresses to teen girls each year, making it the largest distributor of gently-used formal wear in northwestern New Jersey.  “Given the current economic situation, we are anticipating that the need will continue to be great for many young women in our area,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “Attending the prom is a once in a lifetime event, and we are thankful that the Sussex County community continues to help these young women to have a memorable evening by donating formal wear to the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop year after year.”

 

Dresses and other types of formal wear are currently being accepted for display.  The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop is made possible by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.  For information about donating dresses to the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop or to find out more about any of the programs at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500.

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