DCHS Teen Turning Prom Dreams Into Reality

Douglas County Teen Turning Prom Dreams Into Reality
Posted on 03/19/2019
Student Helps Teens Say “Yes to the Dress”

A Douglas County teen is teaming with a national nonprofit to turn prom dress dreams into reality. Douglas County High School sophomore Jordan Griffin is leading a “Becca’s Closet” Prom Dress Giveaway to help teens find style for their big day. Racks full of dresses, including shoes and accessories, in all sizes, lengths, styles, and colors are available during the free dress giveaway. It’s all possible thanks to the help of generous community supporters and local businesses. With their support, Becca’s Closet will continue to provide encouragement and style to Douglas County teens this year. Most of the donated dresses have been worn once, and many of the dresses are new.  

Griffin has led the effort to collect and organize dresses and publicize the event. The International Baccalaureate Program sophomore says the boutique style event is open to students throughout the community.  Student volunteers will serve as personal shoppers to help girls find the perfect dress. The Becca’s Closet Chapter leader says: “I think the right dress will make the girl feel special. It is part of the prom experience. To have a beautiful dress with a beautiful girl just makes for a great prom experience.”

The next Becca’s Closet Prom Dress Giveaway will be held Saturday, March 23 from 3-5 pm in the Steele Building of Douglas County High School, at 8705 Campbellton St, Douglasville, GA 30134. The Douglas County chapter of Becca’s Closet is still accepting donations at Douglas County High School. There is an urgent need for more plus sized gowns and formal accessories to complete the look for the prom night princesses.

Becca’s Closet is a national non-profit originally started to honor the memory of Florida teen Rebecca Kirtman. Before Rebecca's death in a car crash in 2003, she single-handedly collected and distributed over 250 prom dresses to needy girls in Florida.  To keep her dream alive, her parents launched Becca’s Closet. The group’s mission has now expanded to include educational scholarships to young men and women who show Becca’s spirit of generosity in their communities. For more information on Becca’s Closet, visit, www.beccascloset.org

 

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