West University Branch Library Collecting Prom Dresses To Replenish Prom Closet

April 12, 2010

Two Harris County libraries have teamed up to help make prom night memorable for teens in need.

West University Branch Library is now accepting prom dresses to benefit the Sixth Annual Prom Dress Give-Away under way at Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library and to help replenish the library’s Prom Closet.

Each year, the Prom Closet provides free prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, new makeup and accessories to teens in need from Cy-Fair Independent School District. In the past five years, the Prom Closet has expanded to also provide for teens from five additional school districts.

“Dresses should be stylish, new, clean (not necessarily dry-cleaned) and put in plastic bags,” said Elise Sheppard, LSC-CyFair Teen Librarian and co-organizer of the Prom Closet. “Please no dresses from the 1980s disco scene, velvet or worn by mothers of the bride, although vintage is fine if they are undamaged and without stains.”

Donations are accepted at West University Branch Library, 6108 Auden, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information contact Elise Sheppard at elise.j.sheppard@lonestar.edu or 281-290-5248.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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