Phipps Neighborhoods’ volunteer aspires to give every girl her dream prom night

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Richman has collected over 400 prom dresses to donate to Phipps Neighborhoods participants with an upcoming prom or graduation celebration. Sarah and volunteers from her high school will be hosting events at two Phipps Neighborhoods locations in the South Bronx, where girls will have a chance to get a free prom dress, accessories, and a hair and makeup tutorial for their prom. Each girl will be paired up with a volunteer “personal shopper” to make the experience even more special.

Many of the girls who attend high schools in the neighborhoods we serve do not have the resources to buy a dress for their prom. Sarah began Project Princess with the belief that every young woman deserves the opportunity to celebrate graduation and to feel like a princess at prom. She understands that many of these girls have overcome significant obstacles to be able to graduate and that’s even more reason for them to celebrate their achievements in style.

The dress collection is currently going on in Rockville Center, NY where Sarah is storing the dresses in her home until the events. The events will be held on April 25th at Phipps Neighborhoods’ Cornerstone Center at Sotomayor Houses, and on May 9th at East Bronx Academy for the Future.

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