Ready Dress Go
by Joanna Wilson
Spring is in the air--I can just feel it! As the earth and air begins to warm, I hope I can encourage your heart to warm again as well. I've just recently come across a worthwhile movement, Ready Dress Go, which aims to help underprivileged teens participate and enjoy prom.
Ready Dress Go started in 2011 as a project to provide prom dresses to teens whose families were financially challenged. Four years later, they have outfitted over 350 young ladies and have provided an economic solution for many Akron families. Since many teenagers today are being raised by single parents, grandparents, and agencies on a fixed income, prom and other formal events can be a stressful time. Ready Dress Go aims to alleviate that stress.
On Saturday, April 12, 2014, Ready Dress Go (RDG) will host its 4th Annual Teen Gown Giveaway for underprivileged teens. The giveaway will be held at Relentless Church, 1878 Killian Road, Akron, OH 44312 from 9AM to 1PM. Participants will receive prom dresses, shoes, accessories, “Glam Bags” and a chance to win beauty related services. In addition, guests are welcomed to enjoy refreshments in the Glam Cafe.
The event is entirely funded by the donations of local businesses, organizations and individuals. RDG’s largest contributors are Young’s Screen-printing, Revolution Church, YMCA Teen Leaders Club, Relentless Church, University of Akron, and E&R Factor. With the help of more than 60 volunteers, RDG provides an extravagant event unmatched by other prom giveaways. “We offer our guests a boutique-quality experience with everything from a personal shopper to catered food while they wait,” states Co-Founder Amanda Brant.
|Do you still have your teen's prom dress hanging in a closet? Why not help someone else in need?|
They will have one final collection of gently-used, clean formal dresses (newer dresses please--purchased since 2009). This will take place Friday April 11, 6:30pm at Relentless Church. What a wonderful second-life for last year's gowns.
For more information, please follow this organization on facebook: Ready Dress Go
or contact Co-Founder Leslie Laney at 330-926-6629
link to RDG event on Facebook
The 4th Annual Teen Gown Giveaway is Saturday April 12, 2014 from 9am-1pm
Relentless Church, 1878 Killian Road, Akron, OH 44312
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