(L to R) Ayanna Whitfield, Sen. Kevin Parker, Tiffany King and Cheyanne Nemley (204175)

Saturday, May 14, State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted his 9th annual Prom Dress Giveaway at the Samuel J. Tilden High School campus in Brooklyn. In partnership with Macy’s, Lydia’s Closet and Delta Rho Omega, Parker provided free prom dresses to more than 300 graduating high school students. During the event, students enjoyed live make-up tutorials, hair styling consultations, raffles and giveaways from the radio station Hot 97.

Excited by being able to bring everyone together for such a great cause, Parker said, “For most families, senior year can be a very exciting but expensive time. It is important that I do my part to ensure that no student within my district and surrounding areas is unable to attend their prom due to financial restraints. In addition to our sponsors I want to give a special thank you to Metro Plus, Mary Kay, Freda Miller, Park Lane Jewelry, Maestro Entertainment Inc., FDNY Explorers, Tilden Legacy, Nakia Showers, Diamond Dollz Virgin Hair and all of our event partners for understanding my vision for our community.”