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04/07/2010

Donate Prom Dresses at Dinkins Through April 16

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 Prom Project is a clothing drive that will provide underprivileged girls with free prom dresses and accessories.
 Items will be collected at 120 Dinkins Student Union through April 16.

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Laura Foster

ROCK HILL, S.C. – As part of “2010 Prom Project,” Winthrop’s Center for Career and Civic Engagement is asking for donations of clean, gently used and currently styled dresses, shoes, purses, wraps, jewelry and hair accessories. New hosiery also is needed to help make attending a prom a special event for a teen-ager.
 
Items will be collected at 120 Dinkins Student Union through April 16. Look for the sign and pink barrel.

Winthrop and POWER 98 have teamed up to sponsor Winthrop’s Prom Project, a clothing drive that will provide underprivileged girls with free prom dresses and accessories. 

Laura Foster, Winthrop’s program director for volunteer and community services, said attending the prom is truly a milestone in a young girl’s life. “But due to the state of our economy and the socioeconomic status of the family, it may be impossible to experience this landmark occasion,” Foster said. “We’d like to contribute to making this milestone memorable as well as possible.”

For more information, contact Foster at 803/323-2520 or e-mail her at foster@winthrop.edu.


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