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No Charge Prom And Formal Dresses Offered At Valley Youth Center With Annual Dress Drive

Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates

They call her the “dress fairy“.  I call her a woman with utmost compassion and true love for helping others.  Her name is Mary and thanks to her dedication and giving up half her basement for storage, high school aged girls currently enrolled in a school of the Northland that might not have a dress for the high school dance or prom can now show up with sparkling confidence.

This is the fifth year that Mary has done the annual dress drive and she has over 400 dresses to choose from.  She does it in the Spring and Fall and it just gets bigger and bigger every year thanks to the generous donations of our community.   The dresses she’s collected are offered absolutely FREE, just make sure that you bring your current high school ID card.  Mary told me that they don’t ask questions, they welcome all that are in need of an occasion dress and can’t afford one. Oh, and the person in need of the dress needs to be present at the event.  The event will be held Saturday, March 25 from 10am to 2pm at Valley Youth Center, 720 North Central Avenue in Duluth.

Do you have dresses to donate?  Mary will arrange to pick them up!  Once this offering of free dresses is over, she’ll start collecting for the her Fall event.  It’s because of your donation generosity that she can keep offering these dresses every year.  You can connect with her on Facebook at Dress Drive Fairy.

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