Prom Dresses Akron OH

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Encore
(330) 492-7004
4125 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH
Store Type
Womens Consignment
Hours
Monday, Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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Express
(330) 633-2907
2000 Brittain Rd
Akron, OH
 
JC Penney
(330) 633-7700
2000 Brittain Rd Ste 600
Akron, OH
Hours
Mon-Sat 10:00-9:00
Sun 12:00-5:00

Christopher and Banks
(330) 634-1397
Chapel Hill Mall
Akron, OH
Hours
Mon-Sat 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm

Old Navy
(330) 630-5301
2000 Brittian Road
Akron, OH
 
Macy's
(330) 633-0800
2000 Brittain Road
Akron, OH
Departments / Services
Mattresses, Furniture Gallery.

Trading Treasures
(330) 861-8495
111 Alfaretta Ave
Akron, OH
 
JC Penney
(330) 848-4211
2442 Romig Rd
Akron, OH
Hours
Mon-Sat 10:00-9:00
Sun 12:00-6:00

Dicks Sporting Goods #36
(330) 634-0900
1990 Buchholzer Blvd Cuyahoga Falls
Akron, OH
 
Lane Byrant
(330) 633-6020
2000 Brittain Rd # 1021
Akron, OH
 
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Donate prom dresses

When 18-year-old Marisa West thinks back to her high school prom, her memories include "wearing rhinestone-studded high heels, a beautiful dress, and jewelry that sparkled in the dark." She remembers feeling like a young woman that night, as compared with "the girl who started high school as a freshman."

Two years ago, Marisa made national headlines because of her successful effort to help hundreds of girls in the New Orleans area enjoy the same feeling at their own proms–even though for most of them, buying dresses had become impossible in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Prom Dresses

She wanted to help the girls forget about the hurricane and the flood and just be normal high school students for one night, and "lose themselves in the magic of dressing up."

Marisa initially organized friends and family to solicit 100 donated prom dresses to send to girls at one high school. Her efforts, however, turned into a national cause that drew donations from around the country. Eventually, 2,800 dresses filled her parents' Beltsville, Maryland, home.

"There was not one surface that was free," recalled Leathia West, Marisa's mother, who helped her daughter organize the program.

When all of the dresses had been collected, Bill Everett, warehouse manager of E.U. Services, a commercial printing and mailing company in Rockville, Maryland, volunteered to make the 20-hour drive to take the dresses to New Orleans. His employer paid for the trip.

Everett said that when the girls ...

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