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Call for Donations for Gowns for Girls

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Do you have any gowns or accessories sitting in your closet? Gowns for Girls is looking for donations to help young women in need go to prom. Donations help students in grade 8 and 12 afford to go to graduation and have their Cinderella moment.

Drop Off Your Donations

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Gowns for Girls is hosting an event on April 16th and 17th at Bobby Orr Public School in Oshawa. Stop by between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM to make a donation. Anything from dresses, shoes, and accessories can make a girl in need’s day. Monetary donations and sponsorships go towards hair, make-up, and cosmetology services on the big day.

Continental’s Contribution

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Organizations like Continental Currency Exchange who sponsor the program are acknowledged at the event on a display banner.

We donated $500.00 to the cause; money that will go towards hair, make-up, and needed supplies on prom day. We’re extremely proud to support Gowns for Girls – that’s why we’re asking our employees, clients, and followers to donate unused dresses if they can too.

About Gowns for Girls

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Gowns for Girls started as a passion project by Constable Joylene MacNeil, a Police Officer in the Durham Regional Police Human Trafficking Unit. Joylene has many years of experience as a youth officer in Oshawa. Gowns for Girls started in 2014 with the simple goal to assemble enough dresses to help girls at one Oshawa high school go to prom. That goal was more than successful when Joylene’s committee of volunteers received enough donations to help girls in all the high schools in Durham Region. Since then, the program has expanded and has been going strong for the last six years.

For many girls, going to prom is simply too expensive. The cost of a gown, accessories, transportation, and ticket adds up. Gowns for Girls helps everyone who wants to go feel like a princess on prom night. Many see prom as a right of passage, and it’s true, celebrating graduation with friends can be incredibly meaningful. By getting them to prom, Gowns for Girls aims to raise the self-esteem and confidence of all the girls they help.

For More Information

To find out more or to get involved, please contact Constable Joylene MacNeil. And, be sure to stop by Bobby Orr Public School located (7 Waterloo Street, Oshawa) between 3:30 and 6:30 on April 16th or 17th with donations and support.

PC Joylene MacNeil

905-579-1520 ext. 5605 or [email protected]

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