Prom Dresses Rockford IL

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Old Navy
(815) 229-7113
6630 East State Street
Rockford, IL
Gander Mountain
(815) 637-9600
3068 Mcfarland Rd Gander Mountain #280
Rockford, IL
Christopher and Banks
(815) 332-3328
Cherryvale Mall
Rockford, IL
Mon-Fri 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

The Limited
(815) 332-5818
7200 Harrison, Space H-4
Rockford, IL
JC Penney
(815) 332-5000
7200 E Harrison Ave
Rockford, IL
Mon-Sat 10:00-9:00
Sun 11:00-6:00

Dicks Sporting Goods #50
(815) 397-7115
6380 E State St Rockford
Rockford, IL
Lane Byrant
(815) 332-5855
7180 Harrison Avenue Ste 3
Rockford, IL
(815) 332-2424
7200 Harrison Avenue
Rockford, IL
Departments / Services

(815) 332-1446
7200 Harrison Ave
Rockford, IL
(815) 639-4668
Machesney Park, IL
Sun: 11a - 8pMon-Sat: 9:30a - 9:30p

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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