A Jefferson County tradition is threatened because there are no dresses in the closet.
For the past three years, Jefferson County Public Library has hosted Prom Swaps – an opportunity for high school students to choose a prom dress and accessories from donated or swapped formalwear. These dresses traditionally are worn only once or twice, and donating them to those who can’t afford a new dress can help make a high-school student’s prom dreams a reality.
Hundreds of people attended last year’s swap and traded in their old dresses for something new-to-them. But this year, the dress donations just aren’t coming in.
Jefferson County Public Library is asking you to go through your closet and repurpose that bridesmaid, prom, or homecoming dress so others can benefit.
Dress donors can either swap their dress for new-to-you one, or they can receive a tax receipt. If people don’t have anything to trade or swap, they can “buy” something with canned goods that will be donated to the Jeffco Action Center. Dress donations will benefit Florence Crittenton High School, a high school for pregnant and parenting moms that hosts an annual prom.
Donations can be dropped off during regular library hours at the Belmar library in Lakewood or the Columbine Library in Littleton.
Assuming sufficient donations come in, the Prom Swaps are set for:
• Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:00 PM at Belmar Library
• Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:00 PM at Columbine Library
Help us make our high-school students' dreams come true and donate your formalwear!