Teen girls in need of a prom dress are invited to select a gown from the collection at the “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency. The 13th annual “Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop” will be open for one week only. Hours and dates are; March 30 to April 2 at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 3 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and April 4, at 9 a.m. until noon. In addition to new and gently used dresses of all lengths and sizes, the Prom Shop features shoes, wraps, handbags, and jewelry so patrons can create an ensemble. The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop offers gowns and accessories to any teen girl in need; no registration is required. Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.
The prom shop at Project Self-Sufficiency routinely distributes more than 200 dresses to teen girls each year, making it the largest distributor of gently used formal wear in northwestern New Jersey. “We are anticipating that the need will continue to be great for many young women in our area,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency. “Attending the prom is a once in a lifetime event, and we are thankful that our community continues to help these young women to have a memorable evening by donating formal wear to the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop year after year.”
Dresses and other types of formal wear are currently being accepted for display. The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop is made possible by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency. For information about donating dresses and accessories to the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop or to find out more about any of the programs at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.