Weston Social Services is breathing a second life into prom dresses that otherwise may never have seen the dance floor again.
Alana Hassan, a junior at Weston High School, bought her prom dress from Lord & Taylor this year. She has many dressesnow collecting dustthat she wore to bat mitzvahs in her middle school years. Had she known about this program, Alana might have saved her money and swapped one of her old dresses for a new one.
Now, tweens, teens and adults can swap an old dress or suit for a different size, shape or color from among 200 pieces of apparel collected by the Social Services department. Families are welcome to do a swap or a make a donation. Participants can try on dresses in privacy and look through the many options. There are also shoes and jewelry available.
This will be an on-going service provided to Weston residents. Donated clothing will stay in the community and help residents save money by not having to buy new clothing for every formal occasion.
For more information or to make a donation, call Dawn Egan at (203) 221-9114 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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