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Prom Closet helps dress up graduates

Mar 1, 2016 at 6:00 AM, The Nanaimo News Bulletin

Prom is not just the event of the year – it’s a celebration many teenage girls dream about from the first moment they step into the halls of high school.

One Nanaimo group is opening up its closet to make sure every graduate feels fit for the formal.

Prom Closet, a non-profit group, and its volunteers are hosting a two-day boutique this March to help graduates who are challenged to afford gowns find the perfect prom ensemble.

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Nanaimo group offers free, lightly used gowns for prom

Feb 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM, The Nanaimo News Bulletin

A Nanaimo group is offering free prom dresses to ensure every graduating belle feels ready to go to the ball.

Prom Closet Nanaimo is making its debut this year, offering lightly used and free gowns to make sure the financial challenges of prom don’t hold graduates back from joining celebrations.

Prom can get pricey with some teens paying upwards of $500 to get the right dress, according to volunteers, who want to offer an alternative to those in financial need as well as teens who’d rather get something second-hand.

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