By Carrie Dillard
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Do you have gently-used prom dresses taking up space in the back of your closet? Donate them to the Prom Dress Project!
Members of the missions team at First Presbyterian Church are seeking donations for their 2014 Prom Dress Project, which provides prom attire for any Laurel County girl who needs it, at no cost to them or their families.
When you add it all up — the dress, the shoes, the jewelry, the hair, not to mention the cost of a ticket — Prom can be very expensive for the families of young girls.
Students are allowed to visit the church on giveaway days and choose a dress, shoes, jewelry and a purse, regardless of household income. There are no restrictions, no income guidelines and complete anonymity. The student will only have to identity her county of residence.
The church also welcomes students from Whitley, Knox, Jackson, Rockcastle and Bell counties.
Giveaway dates for 2014 have not yet be scheduled but will be published at a later date.
Most dresses, shoes and accessories are gently used, however some are new.
But, in order to keep this annual project going, donations are greatly needed. Gently-used prom dresses (especially larger dresses, ranging from size 16 and up), shoes, and accessories can be dropped off at the church, located on Ky. 363 across from Lowe’s Home Improvement, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The church does not have funds for dry cleaning, so anyone who donates a dress is asked to have it cleaned prior to drop-off.
Donations are tax deductible. Missions members will also pick up any donations upon request by calling the church office at 864-6789.