HAMILTON, NJ --  With prom season just around the corner, countless high school students are eagerly planning a fun-filled night of dance and memories while their families count up the final cost. That is why Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Hamilton) has kicked-off the annual “Princess Prom Project” to provide local girls with the perfect dress for their prom night.

The program, launched by DeAngelo’s office in 2011, helps with the financial burden that some young ladies may face when dress shopping for their junior or senior prom, or other formal event.

“I know how important special occasions like this can be from when my two daughters were getting ready to go to their proms. The Princess Prom Project helps families enjoy this memorable time without having to break the bank.” DeAngelo said.  “Every year, we work with local schools as well as youth-service and community based organizations to help get the word out to as many students as possible."

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“Since we launched the Princess Prom Project, we’ve had incredible support from local families who’ve donated new and barely worn dresses,” said DeAngelo.  “Our dress room is packed with so many different incredible dresses of all sizes and styles, it’s really unbelievable.” 

People who would like to help the Princess Prom Project can do so by donating formal or cocktail gowns hanging in their closet that will not be used again. These dresses can be brought to the District Office of Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (located at the Shoppes at Nottingham Pointe) to be included in the dress collection. Dresses that have been cleaned and are in good condition will be accepted regardless of their size. Gently worn or new accessories such as purses, jewelry, and shoes are also accepted to help complete the perfect head-to-toe look. 

Ladies looking for their formal dress may browse through the large collection of dresses ‒ provided at no cost ‒ during a “shopping party” held at the District Office of Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo located at 4621A Nottingham Way in Hamilton Township from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm on the following dates: Wednesday, March 4; Wednesday, March 18; Tuesday, March 24; Wednesday, April 1; Tuesday April 14; Monday April 20; Wednesday, April 29; and Tuesday, May 12.

Families can also schedule an appointment by calling Assemblyman DeAngelo’s office at (609) 631-7501.  The Princess Prom Project is open to all girls who live in the Mercer and Middlesex Counties.

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