Awhile back, I wrote about an amazing event that I am working on with a bunch of very creative and motivated women. The Covenant House Prom is a prom for young adults who have found themselves homeless for a variety of reasons. Most of them did not have the chance to go to their high school prom and the founders of Take the Cake have found a way to make it happen.
We put a call out for dress, shoe and jewelry donations and the response was overwhelming. Tonight was the second night in two weeks that we sorted the gowns, and with no exaggeration, there are over 1000 gowns donated! There are only about 50 girls who will be attending the prom, but not knowing them ahead of time, we had no idea of sizes and style preferences the girls have and now they have their choice of so many gowns! Every color, shape, size and style imaginable will be set up for them when they “shop” for free next week.
There were boxes of jewelry donated, and piles and piles of shoes as well. The generosity has been truly amazing.
A local cleaners has donated their services to dry clean the dresses that they choose. All of the extra dresses will be stored for another event, or passed along to another charity like this one so that they can be used as well.
It was wonderful to see our committee, along with some motivated young girls from our high school and middle schools, volunteering their evening to help us sort through the bags and bags of dresses.
While we were sorting, a few of the young women who are living at Covenant House walked through the room and saw the mountains of dresses and asked if we had their size. We assured them that we did and they actually squealed with joy! It really put meaning behind what we are doing. Only a few weeks until the prom….I think I am almost as excited as the girls are!