Girls get opportunity to shop for free prom dresses

CHARLOTTE — Curvaceous Behavior’s Prom Project expects to have more than 300 dresses from donors during this year’s dress drive, founder Geornee Jefferies told Channel 9.

Students in the Charlotte metro area can take home free prom dresses, shoes, and jewelry thanks to the drive.

“It’s like their wedding day,” said Jefferies. “It’s like the gala. They burst out crying.”

There are hundreds of dresses of any size ready for new owners, she said.

Rocky River High School senior Jade Jones said she loves her junior prom gown so much she finds any excuse to wear it.

“I didn’t really know what kind of style I wanted. I tried different styles, different colors, and this was the one,” Jone said. “I was like,

‘I love this dress.’”

She thought her journey to find the dress would be long and expensive.

“My budget wasn’t large and the dresses I wanted were a little out of my price range,” she said. “They always ask me, ‘Are you sure this is free?’ I say, ‘I promise you it’s free.’”

Jones said she hopes one of the gowns will make her feel like a princess at her senior prom.

“Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and have one night where they can just enjoy everything,” Jones said.

Curvaceous Behavior is accepting dress donations through April 5 and will hold its third annual Prom Project on April 6.

Donations will be accepted through April 5.

Dress drive will be on April 6 from noon until 2 p.m.

Location for both: Allegra Westbrooks Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.

Register online: https://www.curvaceousbehavior.org/events-1/3rd-annual-prom-project

Other area prom dress drives:

Lydia’s Prom Closet

Accepting donations Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

*Significant need for dresses size 14 and up

Bring donations to Lydia’s Loft

First Baptist Church of Huntersville

14813 N. Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville

Lydia’s Prom Closet dress drive (pick up dresses)

Saturdays through May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Same location

Pamela’s Closet dress drives:

Sat March 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sun March 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Smoky Mountain High School

100 Smoky Mountain Drive, Sylva

You can also coordinate with Heather Wright for one-on-one dress selection and pickup in Shelby:

Email: heatherlynnwright42@gmail.com

VIDEO: Shelby woman donates hundreds of prom dresses to teens

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