Greensboro charity looking prom dress donations

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- High school students in need of affordable options for prom dresses and accessories can lean on their peers.

The Greensboro Youth Council is once again accepting new and gently worn formal dresses for the upcoming Camille’s Closet program in April.

The idea is to give families struggling financially a break on the big night by providing young ladies with a dress, shoes, purses and other accessories for free if they qualify for the assistance.

The program usually helps around 150 students every year.

“I think there are going to be a lot of girls who benefit from it,” said Candice Hoskins, a student at Grimsley High School. “There are people coming from all over the place that need to go to prom and there are thousands of high school seniors so whoever needs a dress they can come get one.”

Among the needs this year include more plus size dresses, size 10 and above.

You can help the cause by dropping off items at the following locations:

• Greensboro Youth Council Office, 501 Yanceyville St. (Drop off times: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
• Cheshire Center, 2500 N. Church St. (Drop off times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
• Griffin Community Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Rd. (Drop off times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
• Lewis Community Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Dr. (Drop off times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

For more information on donating a dress or how to receive a dress, call 336-373-2734 or visit the Camille’s Closet webpage.