Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dunwoody Moms - there is a need for gently used Prom Dresses to be donated to girls in Foster Care. Can you assist?

Formal dresses in sizes 16-30 are in high demand.

A friend of mine volunteers as a court appointed special advocate for kids in DeKalb County foster care and she notified me a very special event entitled Prom-A-Plaooza being sponsored by the Foster Care Support Foundation whereby gently used prom dresses are collected and provided to girls who wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise.

Dunwoody Moms if your lovely daughters have dresses in the closet that may forever go unused, or maybe you have don't have any children yet but have numerous bridal dresses that you would love to see used by somebody else, now is the time to clear out the closet.   Formal dresses in sizes 16-30 are in very high demand.

If you would like to make a donation of gently used formal dresses, accessories, makeup or supplies, please contact Yumeka Devereaux at the DeKalb County CASA office at 404-378-0038.    DeKalb CASA is located at 4309 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 and I am sure that the Foster Care Support Foundation located near North Point Mall would also accept the donations as the event is happening there in mid-February.

All donations must be submitted by Feb 1st to ensure participation. Please view the link below for more information about Prom-A-Palooza and what they contribute to the community. Let's make this an unforgettable night for these lucky girls!

2 comments:

John Heneghan said...

I have received several emails regarding the donation of dresses and I am happy to be a central collection location point and will make sure the dresses get delivered to CASA on time. If you reached out to me I will be calling you to pick up the dresses and if anyone has donations to make please contact me at john.heneghan@dunwoodyga.gov or drop them off at my home 4624 Buckley Court, Dunwoody 30338 in a plastic bag (rain?). If you would like me to come to you to pick up the garments, I can happily do that too. Thanks, John


Good morning Councilman Heneghan,
I would first like to say thank you for advertising our upcoming community service event. I just wanted to provide you with a small bit of information in order to have the donation process run as smooth as possible. Would it be a problem to ask our Dunwoody donators to drop all donations off at your office, or a central location convenient for you? We will be making our delivery of donations to the venue Feb. 4th in which I can pick up any donations you may have the day before around 11:00. If there are any time arrangements that need to be made on pick up day, feel free to let me know.
Again thanks for your assistance,
Yumeka Devereaux

DeKalb County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
P.O. Box 768
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
404-378-0038 Office
404-373-2407 Fax
DeKalb County CASA

Rachel Ewald said...

The Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) created the Prom-A-Palooza event 15 years ago and has held it annually since then to provide 'free' prom dresses and accessories to teen girls in foster and relative care so they can attend their high school proms with their friends. FCSF is a non profit 501C3 organization supported by corporate and individual sponsors and with no government funds, has provides free clothing, toys and safe infant care equipment to 50,000 children since incorporation.
Girls from all over the state of Georgia will take attend by appointment only to be outfitted with a prom wardrobe and accessories. This event helps the girls be a part of a fun event that helps them realize that they are no different from other teens their age.
For more information about FCSF including info on becoming either a foster parent or mentor for a foster or displaced teen, please visit www.fostercares.org