Operation Prom Dress

Operation Prom Dress
Operation Prom Dress
The time is here! Operation Prom Dress is full speed ahead!

1. If you have a prom/formal/bridesmaid dress that you no longer want, please donate to Operation Prom Dress.

2. Taking all other donations such as formal shoes, accessories and gift cards.

3. Student must live in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain areas. Please inquire about all other eligibility requirements.

4. 10 lucky girls have the opportunity to win hair and makeup by submitting an essay. Please inquire about eligibility requirements for grand prize.

5. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spread the word!

If you have any questions please email us at: operationpromdress2012@gmail.com

Like the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/OperationPromDressBoston

If you do not live in the Boston area, please send all donations to:

United Sistas of Color
PO Box 240483
Dorchester, MA 02124

As young girls we remember how important Prom Night was for us. It was the last big event before graduation that capped off our 4 years of work. We ran around excited about who was going to ask us to the prom. We spent Saturdays with our friends and parents dress shopping.

With todays economic crisis, a lot of families are unable to do some of the “extra” things for their children. There will be some young girls who dreamt of this night all senior year yet are unable to attend their prom because of the financial strain. This is where OPERATION PROM DRESS comes in!

United Sistas of Color, a organization dedicated to rebuilding bridges between Black and Latina women through active community involvement, needs your help to make OPERATION PROM DRESS a success! We are asking for the public’s assistance to donate prom dresses. These dresses will then be set up in a “store” like setting for the young girls to view and pick out any dress they want.

WHAT WE NEED FROM THE PUBLIC:
– Prom dresses (modern/up-to-date and DRY CLEANED)
– Shoes (lightly worn)
– Accessories (earrings, necklaces, bracelets, purse/clutch, etc)

WHAT WE NEED FROM THE YOUNG GIRLS:
– An essays of 500 words or less on:

“A nation can rise no higher than its woman” What does this statement mean to you and how can you apply it to yourself? (Ask your parents for help if needed).

***Go to general information to find COMPLETE DETAILS on the essay and its criteria***

WHAT WE NEED FROM THE PARENTS:
– A CONFIDENTIAL email stating why your daughter(s) is a good candidate for Operation Prom Dress.
– Helping your daughter(s) with the essay if needed.

All black and Latina students living in the Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Roslindale and Hyde Park area are eligible. You must be going to a prom THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

WE HAVE A SURPRISE FOR 10 LUCKY GIRLS!
General Information
*Essay entry begins: March 4, 2012

*Essay deadline: April 1, 2012 @ 5PM

(No entries will be accepted after 5PM)

***CRITERIA FOR ESSAY TO BE ELIGIBLE***

Answer the following essay question:

“A nation can rise no higher than its woman”
In your own words what does this statement mean to you and how can you apply it to your life or future?

1. Submit essay by due date, April 1, 2012 by 5pm.

2. Essay is to be typed, double spaced only.

3. Essay should be 500 words or less.

4. Applicants must be attending their prom this 2012 school year.

5. Any Black or Latina student living in the Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain area can apply.

6. Most recent report card MUST be submitted with application.

7. Applicant MUST include contact and parent’s info; name, phone, email in the essay submittal.

9. Parents MUST consent applicants participation in contest and photos/video footage.

10. Submit all essays to operationpromdress2012@gmail.com by deadline April 1, 2012 @ 5PM.

11. One entry per applicant.

***ANNOUCEMENT OF ESSAY WINNERS***

ALL ESSAY PARTICIPANTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PICK OUT A PROM DRESS

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS (10) will be announced on Touch 106 and via Facebook, email on April 9, 2012.

***These 10 lucky ladies get a special prize in addition to a prom dress***

(To ALL applicants please make sure your contact info is CORRECT AND COMPLETE)

***DONATIONS FOR DRESSES***

All donations for dresses will be collected on the following Saturdays:
March 17, 24 & 31
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
( Locations TBD)

Girls will pick out their dresses on:
Saturday, April 21, 2012
1:00pm – 5:00pm
(Location: TBD)
Email
operationpromdress2012@gmail.com

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