As spring revs up, high schools across the region are planning for the big day: prom. Two local events are looking to help current students get ready for such a special night.
On Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20, Strella MedSpa
will host "Operation Glass Slipper,"
a clothing drive for Operation PROM
. They'll take in donated tuxedos, dresses and accessories to give to low-income students so they may attend their schools' proms for little to no cost.
Gently used formal gowns, dresses, tuxedos and suits that would appeal to 16- to 18-year-olds are welcome, as are formal evening wear accessories like bags and shawls. Operation PROM teams up with the Philadelphia Department of Education to find students in good academic standing and in financial need. So far, the organization has sent 40,000 students to prom since 2005.
The Wardrobe Boutique
will host a special event for prom shoppers on Saturday, March 21, called "Prom-O-Rama." Customers can shop the boutique while getting hair, makeup and styling tips from professionals. Students with ID will also receive 10 percent off their purchases, and the first 30 attendees will receive prom gift bags. In addition to The Wardrobe Boutique's offerings of new and gently-used affordable fashions for women, they'll have 110 brand-new dresses in stock donated by QVC for prom season.
"Prom-O-Rama" and all other Wardrobe Boutique sales benefit Career Wardrobe
, a nonprofit organization that provides women in transition with free workwear and educational programs. The Wardrobe Boutique will also be accepting prom-related donations during regular business hours.
Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Strella MedSpa
1108 N. Bethlehem Pike, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County