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Prom Project: Helping every girl find her dream prom dress


Prom season is just around the corner.

WBTV's Astrid Martinez went by a local shop, and she says there are some breathtaking options there that will guarantee the wearer is the belle of the ball.

"This is the one shoulder silhouette," said Jessica Sigmon a wedding consultant with David's Bridal.

"It works great on everyone and this is more for the girls that don't like a lot of beading and it has all the bright pastel colors that are in this season."

The styles range from totally trendy to completely classic, and they run anywhere from $100 to $300.

But prom is a luxury many families simply can't afford.

"You're talking about thousands of dollars, you invest a lot into prom," said Janine Davis with Girl Talk Foundation.

"It's the hair, it's the nails, it's the makeup, it's the accessories and of course it's the dress."

And that's where Prom Project comes in.

Janine is in her 11th year of organizing a volunteer group that works to make sure prom is special for every girl in the Charlotte-area.

"We are collecting these gowns, thanks to the community, to give to these girls free of charge," said Janine.

So far, volunteers have collected hundreds of gently worn and new dresses. But there are still plenty more racks to fill.

"We are asking the community to drop off their gently used and new prom dresses, cocktail dresses, those bridesmaid dresses you think you're going to wear again but you know you're not," said Janine.

"We need those."

Your donations can help make a young girl's prom dream a reality.

Saturday, April 6 is distribution day. Volunteers will set up at Imaginon from 10 a.m. until Noon, and again from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

If you haven't registered yet - or you can't make it to Saturday's event - the remaining dresses will be given out for the next 30 days.

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