Clean Out Your Closets for Operation Prom

by Melissa Massello, Shoestring Magazine
January 6, 2012 - 1:34pm

Let's face it, ladies: none of us are ever going to fit back into, look as good in, or find occasion to wear our prom dresses, ever again.

Since many of us are currently cleaning out our closets thanks to New Year's Resolutions, or getting ready for World Swap Day, why not set those fancy frocks aside and donate them to teens in need?

Operation Prom, featured in this segment below with my friend Keren (director of the organization's Atlanta branch), is just one of the amazing groups around the world, like Donate My Dress and Inside the Dream Canada, helping disadvantaged teenage girls live out one of life's important milestones with pride and self-esteem.

Watch this video for more info on how to donate (or how to have a teen submit an application, if applicable), and if you have the means and the dress(es), please consider giving your sentimental satin, lace, or sequin numbers another chance at snagging Prom Queen:

Operation Prom Helps Teens Get Dresses for Big Day: MyFoxATLANTA.com

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Story: Copyright 2012, Shoestring LLC.
Video: Courtesy of My Fox Atlanta.
Photo: Shutterstock.com

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Melissa Massello is an editor, start-up junkie, entrepreneur, Swapaholic, and lifelong New England girl. As a sustainable style expert, Melissa has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX news station affiliates around the country and in US News & World Report, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, The Denver Post, The LA Times, The Dallas Morning News, MSN Money, and WalletPop, among other fine media outlets. Melissa currently lives with her husband and their Whippet mix in Somerville, Mass. -- "the Brooklyn of Boston" -- where they strive each day to save money, save the planet, and live the dream for less.
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