Operation Prom Dress sites open for collection as campaign gets off to early start

It's a must that girls find a prom dress that looks great on them, but that isn't always possible for those with limited incomes.

Since 2005, these young women have taken advantage of Operation Prom Dress, a project that Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen has spearheaded. Each year, small boutiques and families donate dresses to the project.


Last year, Nguyen's staff collected 2,000 dresses, and 1,500 girls received donated prom wear. This year staffers hope to receive 1,700.

Last year Selix Formal Wear donated five tuxedo rentals to lucky young men. This year project staff hope to increase that number, according to Lou Moua, Nguyen's chief of staff.

Because Nguyen is termed out at the end of 2014, this is the final year her office will coordinate the project. Her office is accepting sexy a line dresses through March 5.

The dresses can be dropped off at any of San Jose's branch libraries or community centers or at the 18th floor of city hall. Comerica Bank branches will have donation boxes beginning in January. Shoes, purses, scarves and wraps are also welcome.

Staffers call small boutiques and ask them to donate. Tax credits are available to those stores, but not for individual donations.


The actual event when girls pick out their dresses is slated for March 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seven Trees Community Center, 3590 Cas Drive. It's open to anyone attending San Jose high schools.

Although the dresses won't be available until 9 a.m., typically the girls start arriving at the community center at 6 a.m. They are given tickets and allowed to enter in groups of 20 to 30 girls so that there aren't too many in the room at the same time.

"We encourage the girls to try on three or four dresses to find the one they like best," says Moua. Most of the dresses usually disappear, she adds.

If any are left over after the close, they are given to school theater programs, Teen Challenge, Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

Girls taking dresses can get them cleaned at one of 30 San Jose dry cleaners that are donating their services. Other items are raffled off, including makeup and hair accessories.

Nguyen's office also is planning to purchase a limited number of gift cards, under $30, for raffle prizes to buy shoes, makeup and jewelry.

Participants can also take advantage of accessories that will be available as they leave. These include purses, scarves and jewelry.


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How to find cheap but beautiful prom dresses

But want to be the most beautiful girl with a Prom Dress. Therefore, finding a cheap prom dress becomes a problem for us. in this post I would like to share some of my experience to find cheap prom dresses with you. I hope these tips can help you a lot.


First, you can make full use of your time to visit local stores that sell prom dresses. There you will discover that there are some sellers do their best to sell some assets last year and ready to sell at a very low price. Perhaps, some people may worry about the previous wear are not popular and DAT. Generally, prom dresses of the previous year are also welcomed by most people.


Second, you can visit eBay. Here you can find some good deals on prom dresses and gowns. There are many dealers sell new prom dresses, but at reasonable prices. Due to fierce competition, retailers are doing their best to reduce the prices of their products to attract more customers.


Third, you can search some popular stores for special discounts or sales. you be surprising how charming prom dresses cheap while you are visiting a local trouble a good time.

If you are as lucky as you can find some prom dresses cheap and best prices if you buy in advance.

Fourth, you can visit some second hand stores or thrift stores around. These places always offer a variety of types and styles of prom dresses, and you can feel free to choose what you prefer.

Overall, I hope you find the cheapest prom dress, but beautiful.


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