Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new and gently-used formal wear, including prom dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, gowns for mothers-of-the-bride, evening bags, jewelry, wraps and shawls, as well as shoes in good condition for display in the agency’s annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop.  Dresses must be dry cleaned and on a hanger.  In the shop, which is housed on Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus, gowns and accessories are displayed in a boutique-like setting, and girls are invited to select shoes, wraps and jewelry to complement their dress.  Volunteers are needed to assist teen girls with selecting gowns and accessories during the prom shop, which will take place at Project Self-Sufficiency, March 30th – April 4th.

“The community has been particularly supportive of the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop every year, and we are fortunate to have a large collection of beautiful gowns and accessories in our collection,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “Every young woman deserves the chance to have a beautiful dress for that special, once-in-a-lifetime event.”

Adult volunteers are needed to assist teen girls as they select gowns from the collection at Project Self-Sufficiency’s “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop.  Volunteers must be over the age of 21; candidates are invited to register online or call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500. 

Donations will be accepted at Project Self-Sufficiency, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.  For information about the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop, or to find out more about any of the programs at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.