Project Self-Sufficiency's popular "Sister-to-Sister" Prom Shop was conceived by teenagers Isabella and Sophie Ilaria, who saw an opportunity to help other teens less fortunate than themselves. They marshaled a group of friends and managed to collect 100 dresses to stock the initial Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop in 2008.
Since then, the Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency has distributed hundreds of elegant, new and gently-used dresses, shoes, wraps and hand bags, allowing area teens to enjoy their prom with grace and dignity.
The Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop will be open Monday - Thursday, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., April 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th; Fridays, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., April 8th and 15th; and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 9th and 16th.
Donations must be dry-cleaned and on a hanger. Gowns will be accepted January - April, and can be dropped off Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To register to receive a free prom dress, or to find out more about donating new or gently-used formal wear, call 973-940-3500.