Free prom dresses brings smiles (40061)

On Saturday, April 27, Samuel J. Tilden High School’s cafeteria was transformed to showcase over 1,000 new and gently used dresses donated so that hundreds of young ladies could select their ideal prom dresses.

Business partners of the event included Macy’s, Lydia’s Closet, Operation Prom, State Farm, SpinGreen, Fox’s Beauty Supply and Sesame Flyers International.

Once the girls selected their dresses, they moved to visit several vendor stations: make-up sessions led by Daveena Boyd; hair/wig accessories by Fox Beauty Supply and Brooklyn Style Foundation; and floral corsage options from Flowerworks. In addition, MAC, Avon and Mary Kay representatives were on hand for personal consultations with the prom-goers, and Dante Zeller Tuxedo & Formal Wear provided tuxedo rental discounts.