CPS Students Say Yes to the Dress 

Community partners making prom more affordable

April 08, 2014

To help defray the cost of attending prom, two Chicago-based organizations have joined forces to present "Prom Goes Green" – an annual event that helps high school students from throughout the city create a fun, memorable evening.


During the month of April, The Glass Slipper Project and USAgain will provide thousands of high school girls with free prom dresses, as well as other little extras to help make their evening special.


"Every girl should have the opportunity to go to prom, and we are glad to help make that a possibility," said Dorian Carter, co-founder of The Glass Slipper Project, which is one of the largest charitable prom organizations in the United States.


"Prom Goes Green" will be held at 4351 S. Drexel Avenue – on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. – Noon. Girls will have the opportunity to choose from thousands of dresses and will receive assistance from a volunteer personal shopper as they tour the boutique. They will also be able to choose from a selection of jewelry and accessories, and will receive free consultations for hair and makeup.


All items and services are free of charge. Students need only present a valid high school ID to participate in "Prom Goes Green", which in addition to helping create a special evening, has an important environmental mission.


"Prom Goes Green not only helps these students, but helps the environment by keeping these dresses out of a landfill," said Mattias Wallander, CEO of the clothing recycler USAgain. We know it is important to today's students to be environmentally friendly as well as cost effective."


For more information on the prom dress giveaway, visit www.promgoesgreen.com.

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