Owens Community College Raising Awareness Club is conducting a Prom Dress Drive to help ensure are high school students have a special prom experience.
Through March 29, Owens students will accept various gently used prom-specific items, including dresses, shoes, purses, gloves and jewelry, along with other prom accessories.
“The Prom Dress Drive has been a big success the last two years,” said Nicole Buccalo, Owens Student Activities Assistant and Raising Awareness Club Advisor. “We really want to make sure that each high school student’s prom is a memorable event.”
On Saturday, April 6, the Raising Awareness Club and the Springfield High School Academic Booster Club will host the Prom Dress Extravaganza for high school students and their families. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the college’s Student Health and Activities Center.
During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase prom dresses and accessories for minimal cost ranging from $5 to $20 for dresses and 50 cents to $5 for accessories. Shopping mentors will be on hand to assist shoppers. Additionally, Owens students will provide prom dress alterations free of charge during the event.
Prom donations can be dropped off in the Office of Student Activities Room 165 at the Owens Student Health and Activities Center or at Salon Onyx in Toledo.
All proceeds raised from the prom dress initiative will be used to benefit future community outreach activities for the Raising Awareness Club, which is comprised of Owens students, employees and alumni working together to advocate for the acceptance of cultural differences, global unity, disability awareness and various needs that impact the surrounding communities.
For more information, or to make a donation, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2569.