After taking a break because of the coronavirus, the “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop offered by Project Self-Sufficiency is back in business. For one week only, teen girls are invited to make an appointment to select a new or gently used prom dress from the agency’s extensive collection. The prom shop will be open Monday, May 3rd – Thursday, May 6th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 8th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The public health crisis has forced the agency to make changes to the shopping experience; patrons will need to make an appointment, dresses cannot be tried on, and shoes and accessories will not be available.
“We understand the importance of the prom to teens, and we are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for every young woman who needs a dress to select the perfect gown at the ‘Sister-to-Sister’ prom shop,” explained Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency. “Thanks to the dedication of our staff, board, and volunteers, Project Self-Sufficiency has remained open and ready to serve the community throughout this pandemic. The prom shop is an important step on the path to normalcy and we have hundreds of beautiful gowns available.”
Donations of new and gently-used prom dresses are being accepted at Project Self-Sufficiency, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; gowns must be dry-cleaned and on a hanger. Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. To make an appointment for the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop, or to find out more about any of the programs at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500. Visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org for more information.