Annual event provides St. Louis and Illinois area girls with the prom of a lifetime
ST. LOUIS (February 11, 2015) – Is your closet full of dresses you no longer wear? Now there is a way to clean your closet, help the environment and give back to high school juniors and seniors by recycling your special occasion dresses. Fairy Glam Project, a partnership between Nspire 2 Dream and clothing recycler USAgain, is now collecting dresses to give away to girls in need of a prom dress.
Fairy Glam Project creates an opportunity for St. Louis and Illinois high school juniors and seniors facing financial hardships to select a new or gently used prom dress at no cost. The event also provides an opportunity for those looking to donate and recycle their gently-used special occasion dresses.
Dresses may be dropped off at green and white USAgain bins located throughout the area. The process is simple for donors – bag your surplus dresses in great shape, label the bag “PROM” with a permanent marker and drop off the dresses in USAgain bins, locations available atwww.usagain.com. For more dress drop locations, visitwww.nspire2dream.org.
“We want to make sure that each girl walks away with more than just a dress”, said Nikole Shurn-Perkins, Founder of Nspire 2 Dream and the Fairy Glam Project. “Not only do we give away dresses, but our goal is to positively affect the girls’ minds, bodies and souls at our event. “
Dresses that are collect will be made available during the Fairy Glam Prom Expo on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. During this event, girls will have the opportunity to be inspired by motivational speakers, pampered by beauty professionals, and have the chance to win numerous door prizes.
More than 300 dresses will be available at the event. To qualify to receive a free dress, girls must fill out an application and submit a reference to confirm financial hardship. Application and qualification details are available at www.nspire2dream.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Deciding to partner with the Fairy Glam Project was a no brainer for us,” said Tom Jacquin, Division Manager of St. Louis based USAgain. ” We wanted to be a part of an organization that helps people in need while helping the environment at the same time.”
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw out 85 percent of their clothing, amounting to more than 11 million tons of textiles that get dumped in landfills.