Give a grad gown to girls for prom

By Darlene Reid

It’s that time of year again.

Students are in the early stages of getting ready for their grad.

The girls are starting to try on dresses and talking about hairstyles and shoes.

It’s an exciting time that they have worked hard for for years.

Some girls, however, don’t have the luxury of the excitement of preparation.  In fact, they will not be able to attend their own prom.

There are some families that are just managing to get by each month, and the expense of graduation is just too much. These girls usually tell their friends that they don’t want to go, when in fact they really do but they know there just isn’t enough money for it.

They will proudly walk across the stage  to get their diploma and that will be it.

The night their friends are getting ready for prom, they will be left out because of a shortage of money.

I started buying grad dresses, shoes etc. two years ago for girls in need.

It’s a bit like Vancouver’s Cinderella Project but on a much smaller scale and ran more personally.

I call it “You’ll be there.”

There have been very generous people in town that have donated beautiful grad dresses, bridesmaid dresses, shoes etc. for the girls and incredibly generous business people that have donated dry cleaning, hair, and nails etc.

Without them, the girls would not have the amazing experience that they have.

So far, the girls who have received a helping hand from “You’ll be there” have all been given dresses and everything else they needed and have looked and felt beautiful.

It’s a guarantee that if you do have an item or two to donate that they will go to a girl who will love them as much as you did and feel like you did when you wore it.

All sizes are always needed and welcomed but right now smaller sizes are in great need.

If you happen to have, or maybe know someone that has, a dress, shoes, or anything that may be used by the girls, it can be dropped off at M&M Meat Shops or you could call Darlene at 250-975-0789 and arrangements can be made to have any of your donations picked up.

If you are in Terrace, Kitimat or Prince Rupert and are in need of a dress etc. call or text 250-975-0789 and Darlene will be happy to set up a private fitting for you.

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