Prom time can be very expensive. For girls, there are the dress, jewelry, purse, hair, make-up, tanning, tickets, and dinner. The total expense can prevent some students from even attending prom.
Wilmington High School senior Brooke Reynolds set out on a personal mission this year — she feels that any girl who wants a prom dress, should have a dress.
Reynolds established a Prom Dress Drive at the school. Word of the dress drive was spread through social media, distributing flyers, and school announcements. Brooke also set up a table with dresses displayed at home basketball games in an effort to generate donations.
Through Brooke’s kind actions and the generosity of fellow students, more than 120 dresses were collected.
Any girl who needs a dress, even those who do not attend WHS, can simply contact the guidance counselor’s office or Brooke. There are no questions asked or cost.
By donating a dress, students are not just helping other students, but they are entered into a drawing for donated prizes from local businesses.
After prom, a portion of the remaining dresses will be donated to the Cincinnati charity, Kenzie’s Closets. The remaining dresses will be stored for future prom dress drives at WHS.
Dress donations continue to be appreciated. If you are interested in helping, please contact Brooke Reynolds. Wilmington High School’s prom is Saturday, May 13.
Brooke is a daughter of Todd Reynolds and Misty Reynolds. After graduation, she plans on attending Wilmington College.