Priceless Gown Project helps teen girls afford Prom expenses

BALTIMORE - Brianna Garrison remembers all too well the stress of trying to pay for Prom during her Senior year of High School.  Thanks to the Priceless Gown Project she received a free Prom dress and became stress free.

"The Priceless Gown Project really helped me accomplish becoming Prom Queen and I also won Best Dressed at the Prom.  It really helped me a lot and I would do it over and over again if I could," said Garrison.

The Priceless Gown Project began in 2004.  The event helps teen girls attend their Prom who would not otherwise be able to afford it.

Organizers receive gently used or new dresses and give them to local Juniors and Seniors for free.

Hundreds of students turnout for the event each year.  Organizers work with School Guidance Counselors, Youth Ministries and Mentor Programs to make sure those who need it attend the event.

"We realize that the expenses are getting greater and greater especially for our Seniors in High School so we wanted to add our touch to make it more affordable and a viable option for them," said Leslie Collier, President of the Priceless Gown Project.

The Priceless Gown Project offers something for everyone with short and long dresses of all colors.  Girls are in for a special treat with Glam Gurus complimentary mini makeovers.

"Having a makeover is a very important part of going to your Prom and we want to boost the self esteem of girls.  We want to also give them some ideas of different makeup looks they can use for their Prom," said Catonya Lester, Vice President of Priceless Gown Project.

The 9th Annual Priceless Gown Project will be held on Saturday March 2nd from 9am to 2pm at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards located on South Eutaw Street in Baltimore.

Organizers say the event is first come, first serve with a limited number of dresses.


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