Prom Shop Opens at Project Self-Sufficiency
Friday, February 15, 2013 • 9:35pm
Teen girls in need of a prom dress need look no farther than Project Self-Sufficiency, thanks to the sixth annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop which will be open from mid-March through mid-April. In addition to 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 be held at Project Self-Sufficiency on Thursdays, March 14th – April 4th, from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. The shop will also be open from Tuesday – Friday, April 9th – 12th, from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gowns and accessories will be offered 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 our Prom Shop.”
Dresses and other types of formal wear are currently being accepted for display in the “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop. 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.