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Local organization giving away more than 1,000 prom dresses to area high schoolers

Posted at 11:56 AM, Feb 17, 2020

AKRON, Ohio — Prom season is around the corner and finding a dress can be stressful. But thanks to a local organization, area high school students can choose the prom dress of their dreams at the free annual Princess Night Project.

Princess Night Project will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Family of United Methodist Church, 800 East Market Street in Akron.

There are no recommendation or qualifications needed to receive a free dress. Any high school girl who attends can choose from over 1,000 gowns hanging by size on the racks.

The only thing the high school student will need to provide is the name of her high school and how she heard about Princess Night Project.

Once registered, attendees can choose their dress with the help of aides who act as personal shoppers. Altercations are available at no charge and seamstresses will be available for minor alterations.

Altrusa is accepting donations of new or gently used prom gowns, shoes, jewelry, purses and wraps. Gowns and accessories can be dropped off at the event on Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations are tax-deductible.