DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Lucky south Dallas high school students received free prom dresses Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library.
Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., teens were able to pick out one of 100 new or gently-used gowns available.
The dresses were featured in the library’s Fairy Tale Closet, and were accompanied by a small selection of shoes and accessories. Makeup artists were also available for prom night-look advice.
The teens who scored the dresses had to register beforehand, according to the spokeswoman and Library Youth Services Administrator Melissa Dease.
The library collected the gowns, shoes and accessories for the past several months. The attire came from women “throughout the city who raided their closets for a good cause,” according to a press release.
Dresses also came from the St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, which had a large collection of prom and quinceañera dresses.
“Prom is a much-anticipated event in a student’s high school experience, but it is also an expensive one, especially for families struggling to make ends meet,” Dease said.
Dease explained that the Dallas Public Library wanted to make it easier for teens in the community to have a “fairy tale night.”
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