Prom Dress Drive Collection
DELTA SIGMA THETA TO COLLECT PROM DRESSES FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Local nonprofit will provide dresses to deserving high school students
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— On February 09, 2013, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter will collect new and gently used prom dresses, cocktail dresses and accessories for young ladies who cannot afford to attend their proms. The donation drop-off location is Northeast Church of Christ located at 4817 N. Martin Luther King Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7311, from 9:30am until 12:00pm. The sorority hopes to collect at least 75-100 dresses that will be distributed to deserving high school students during the prom season.
“The average amount spent on a prom dress is between $200.00 and $300.00. Plus add in the other details—hair, nails, make-up, and accessories can result in an additional $120.00 to $400.00.”said Nicole Mitchell, Chair of the chapter’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust Committee. “In this economy, many families are struggling to put food on the table and keep their families in a home. This is where we step in. We are giving girls the opportunity to feel like a princess.”
In addition to prom dresses, we also accept cosmetics, jewelry, handbags, shoes and hair clips. The sorority will NOT accept hosiery, undergarments, casual dresses, two-piece suits, casual/athletic wear and boys’ clothing.
“We welcome all donations,” said Mitchell. “Whatever you can give, we will appreciate it.”
All donated items will be used during the sorority’s annual A Cinderella Story Prom Dress Giveaway, a day of pampering, educating and shopping for the participants.
For more information, please contact Nicole Mitchell at (405) 205-9629 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is being co-sponsored by Langston University Oklahoma City Campus.
About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: Founded in 1913 at Howard University, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college-educated women. The Sorority currently has over 900 chapters. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.
About Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter: Charted on April 10, 1938, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter is an organization that provides community assistance and support through established programs and projects. The Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter has been an active voice in Oklahoma's Legislature, an active community member and has helped hundreds of Oklahoma City youth reach their educational goals.
Where: Northeast Church of Christ
Address: 4817 N Martin Luther King