Neighbor to Neighbor and GHS Former Attire Club Team up for 5th Annual Prom Project

Former Attire Club leaders Kate Piotrowski and Audrey Brandes with dresses donated from Kelley Frey of FRED. March 2016

This year marks the fifth annual “Prom Project,” a collaboration between the nonprofit Neighbor to Neighbor and Greenwich High School’s Former Attire Club. The event provides prom dresses and tuxedos at no cost to area high school students who may otherwise struggle to afford their high cost. In addition to floor length and cocktail length gowns and tuxedoes, Prom Project participants will be able to select shoes, accessories, and strapless bras. In 2017, over 100 dresses were given away during the three day “pop up” event.

Donations of new or gently used gowns, tuxedoes and accessories such as jewelry and handbags are now being accepted at Neighbor to Neighbor, on the Christ Church Greenwich campus at 248 East Putnam Avenue.

Greenwich High School students may also donate at GHS. Dozens of gowns were donated during an evening event at Susan Hanover Designs organized by the Former Attire Club earlier this month.

The free distribution will take place on Thursday April 5 and Friday April 6 from 3 – 5:00 pm and Saturday April 7 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the historic Tomes Higgins House on the campus of Christ Church Greenwich.

The address is 216 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. All students are welcome and are asked to bring a Student ID.

Former Attire Club co-Presidents Kate Piotrowski and Audrey Brandes are excited to work on this event for their third year.

“The pop-up store has dressing rooms, music, refreshments andracks of donated new and gently used dresses. It’s the most rewarding and fun experience,” said Audrey.

For information about the event or Neighbor to Neighbor, contact Neighbor’s Executive Director Nancy Coughlin at (203) 622-9208 or ncoughlin@ntngreenwich.org.

Neighbor to Neighbor creates access to nutritious food, in-season clothing and household items to area residents in need. Visit their website at www.ntngreenwich.org.