Written by Sierra Pizzileo, Chelsea Sabariyanto, Haley Schubert Image of Claire Chelius Pennsylvania
Here at William Tennent High School in Warminster, PA we have a closet designated to formal dresses for those who cannot afford their own. Our fashion teacher, Mrs.Slipp, created a “closet” two years ago to support girls in need of dresses. She donates some of her own dresses and lets others know to donate theirs too! Prom dresses can range from $100-$800. Along with graduation, college applications, and other expenses, junior and senior year become extremely expensive. To save money and time searching for the perfect fit she welcomes students into the room to pick the perfect dress.
This innovative dress closet idea is effective and helpful for students. These girls get to feel beautiful in their dress, as well as keep it after the night is over. This idea should be instituted in schools throughout all communities to assure each girl has an amazing experience the night of. Mrs. Slipp, and others like her, aspire to promote good karma and inspire the youth today. This program is aimed to give back to girls in need and encourage them to have a great time throughout their school career.
Ways to Incorporate it in Your School Talk to teachers and advisers to start the program Make flyers and announcements to encourage donations Ask neighbors and friends to get involved Send out emails to teachers if they know of a student in need Make sure it is known throughout the school!