Senior collects prom wear this week to give to others

You can help someone's prom dream come true by donating a dress, dressy shoes, or both to Abby's Closet, a nonprofit that will pass along your donations to promgoers free during its annual Prom Gown Giveaway in April.

Leave donations in the Main Office or outside the Student Life Center this week; Alena Salley '18, who is coordinating La Salle's collection, will make sure they get to Abby's Closet.

"Abby's closet was founded in 2004 when a girl named Abby went off to college but wanted to make sure her favorite pink prom dress could still bring joy to someone else," said Alena. ''Having an organization that literally gives away dresses, shoes, jewelry, and makeup is fortunate for kids who don't have a lot."

If you don't have a dress to give, you also can support Abby's Closet here.

The 14th Annual Abby’s Closet Prom Gown Giveaway will be held 8 am-4 pm Saturday, April 7, and 9 am-2 pm Sunday, April 8, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.


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