Mimi Woods, Founder, Something For The People (center), with Founding Executive Board Members and Volunteers of 'A Dress To Remember' prom project event in NYC.
New York, April 20, 2010 - For 81 New York City high school and junior high school seniors, Something For The People’s first annual A Dress To Remember: A Prom Project event, sponsored in part by the Tommy Hilfiger Foundation Corporation, will not be forgotten.
Last Tuesday, young women from underserved communities across the city were invited to the Hilfiger headquarters in Chelsea, for an event that would make any girl excited—the opportunity to select through gently worn dresses, shoes, and accessories for their senior proms.
The event is a part of Something For the People’s anticipated National Campaign, “Loving the Skin I’m In: Focusing on Building Self-Worth In Girls and Young Women of Color,” an initiative in response to the My Black is Beautiful campaign. Loving The Skin I’m In focuses on creating a foundation of self-love and self-worth in females 2-18 years of age, allowing them to approach womanhood stronger, prouder, and more accepting of what makes them unique and brilliant! A Dress To Remember: A Prom Project, is accompanied by a series of workshops that serve as an in-depth exercise in self-love, acceptance and encouragement to create their own standards of beauty.
The event had over 200 dresses and accessories donated by Tommy Hilfiger staff and personal donors. The young ladies were met by Something For the People volunteers who served as personal shoppers dedicated to help them pick out the perfect dress. The volunteers not only helped the girls find outfits that would complement their outer beauty, they also shared words of encouragement in hopes that the young women left with the feeling of beauty in their hearts.
In addition, A Dress To Remember: A Prom Project, served as a way to help with the financial costs of what can be an expensive senior year. One participant expressed, “This is really great, because I can’t afford a dress and senior trip.”
View photos from the event on Facebook HERE. For more information about A Dress To Remember: A Prom Project or Something For the People please contact Aubrey Whitten-LeGrand at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website at www.somethingforthepeople.org.
Great work ladies!