NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Prom night is one of those magical moments in a young girl’s life, but for some it is out their financial reach.
This is where The Simuel Whitfield Simmons Organization Prom Dress Donation Event steps in, like the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. Two students Zaria and Brittany from St. Mary's High School were recent beneficiaries when they traveled with teachers, school staff and parents, to Simuel's Closet, the non-profit’s charity store, where they chose the perfect prom gown.
Each year, The Simuel Whitfield Simmons Organization, www.swsorganization.org, a non-profit group, founded by Natasha Rodgers, tries to donate as many prom dresses as possible to local high school girls who are in need of a dress in order to attend the prom and cannot afford one on their own. The non-profit's charity store, Simuel's Closet, located a 55 Morris Street, New Brunswick sells donated items to the public with the money going directly to fund the charity and assist those in need in the community. Of those items, there are a surplus of evening/prom gowns, as well as shoes, which were donated last year by a bridal salon that was going out of business.
Zaria and Brittany came to Simuel's Closet and were able to try on any gown of their choosing, as well as evening shoes, bags and accessories. At the end of the night, the organization graciously donated those items to the girls for their upcoming prom.