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Junior League Partners with LA Prom Dress Drive

Black news from Pasadena - Junior League and LA Prom Closet  partner for prom dress driveThe Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. partnered with LA's Prom Closet to host a Prom Dress Drive which began in February 2010. The Prom Dress Drive organized by Victoria Williams & Nicole Sandoz, two members of the League's Done in A Day Committee, was an exciting opportunity for the League to make a difference in the lives of local High School Seniors.

It usually costs anywhere between $200 to $500 for a girl to attend the prom – including a dress, shoes, hair, and tickets. Some students just can't afford it. That's where the Junior League of Pasadena dress drive came in to breathe new life into dresses.

The Junior League of Pasadena collected 55 lovely dresses from generous league members, local residents, and community members for distribution to LA's Prom Closet.

On March 27, 2010 200 high school girls attended LA's Prom Closet annual "Dress to Remember" giveaway event in Los Angeles. At the event, girls scoured through racks of dresses bursting with colors from the rainbow, beads, and sequins.

"Dress to Remember" was a joyful opportunity for the local ladies to feel there is a community supporting them and these young ladies will always remember the generosity of the people who cared.

The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since 1926, JLP volunteers have participated in programs serving the Pasadena community. For 2009-2010, JLP programs include BodyWise, a one-day conference for middle school girls and their caregivers in which they come together to learn about positive body image, self-esteem, self defense and much more, Kids in the Kitchen, an event which empowers children to make healthy lifestyle and nutritional choices, and Done in a Day, a program which creates immediate impact in the community through partnership to with local organizations on one-day volunteer projects.

Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The organization believes that nurturing children through family support builds a stronger community.

 

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