Prom dresses needed

You'll Be There, the local service which provides girls with prom dresses is seeking more donations.

You’ll Be There, the local service which provides girls with prom dresses who would otherwise go without, is seeking more donations since the charity’s surge in popularity.

The service was started three years ago and has so far helped 19 girls find the graduation gown of their dreams.

Founder, Darlene Reid said this year she has had more girls than ever before use her service. Reid says her ‘no questions asked’ service is available to any girl from the northwest who is in need of her help.

“Any girl, no matter the reason, don’t care why,” Reid said.

However, with more demand, more dresses are needed.

Reid said that if she sees the same growth next year there won’t be enough dresses and is encouraging everyone to donate their old dresses so she can continue to help all the girls who seek her service.

In addition to getting a free dress, the girls get the full prom experience which includes free alterations, hair, make-up and nails; all donated services from local businesses.

“The girls are very happy,” Reid explained.

Reid hopes the program will continue to gain momentum, and that more people will donate shoes, bridesmaid and grad dresses.

Prom dress donations are accepted at all times throughout the year, and Reid says she always has her eyes open for new dresses to add to her collection.

“People in this town are amazing,” Reid said commending the current level of support and generosity Terrace has demonstrated thus far.

If you are a student in Grade 12 in need of a dress, or would like to donate, call or text Darlene at 250-975-0789.

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