This is useless.
Sometimes, this thought runs through our heads when it comes to an article of clothing which has morphed into an artifact. It doesn’t fit any longer, or it’s out of style, and it has no place in your closet or storage area.
While this may be the case, don’t think that your article of clothing, especially that older but still in good shape dress or gown can’t be used any longer. Don’t Get Rid of It, Donate It!
When it comes to the creative team of Shivon Starr and Anneka Jenkins of the Show-Me-Shoes Foundation, your throwaway or throwback can be used to give back to the greater good.
On February 4th, the Atlanta branch of this nonprofit kicked off its Prom Project 3.0. The purpose of the project is to secure new and slightly worn dresses, gowns, shoes, and other related accessories. At the conclusion of the project, all donations are used to support female high school students in receiving clothing and other related items.
After a successful kickoff at Wet Willie’s (February 4th) and Scenario (Atlanta) on February 11th, the primary drop-off site is the Atlanta Country Day School (8725 Dunwoody Place in Atlanta). The times that items may be delivered to the school are 8am-4pm (Monday through Thursday) and 9am-12pm (Fridays) through the March 8th, the last day for collections.
“Our goal is to help provide high school aged women the opportunity to enjoy what is a special event in their high school experience (their junior and/or senior prom)”, notes Jenkins, who serves as the lead coordinator for the Atlanta market.
The Prom Project is just one multiple programs the foundation conducts as a means to encourage and inspire young girls and women. Through networking and mentor-ship opportunities, the foundation focuses on assisting women who may have experienced unexpected hardships and are in need. Through their efforts and the support of the greater community, they are committed to restoring women’s confidence…at the sole.
And your throwaway or throwback item can be given back to make this happen. For additional information, you may contact them at 816-866-SHOE or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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