‘Gown Town’ Provides Free Prom Dresses For Less Fortunate

ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – High school girls shouldn’t have to worry about missing their prom because they can’t afford a dress. In an effort to make sure every girl gets to enjoy their special night, 98.7 AMP Radio and Douglas J Aveda Institute teamed up to provide gently used homecoming, prom and bridesmaid dresses at no cost for less privileged girls.

Over the last three weeks, dresses were collected at Douglas J Aveda Institute in Royal Oak and Ann Arbor, as well as at four Emagine Theatre locations. All together, more than 225 dresses were donated.

Huntington Cleaners in Berkley has cleaned all the dresses, and now it’s time for the actual Gown Town event.

Girls who can’t afford to buy a dress can join 98.7 AMP Radio on Sunday, April 3rd from noon until 4:00 pm at Douglas J Aveda Institute Royal Oak for Gown Town. The girls will have the chance to pick up a gently used, cleaned prom dress for free. And yes, they get to keep it too!

Dresses are available on a first come, first serve basis. While supplies last.

Douglas J Aveda Institute is located at 409 South Center Street in Royal Oak. (click for map)

  • karen

    called aveda, they have little info on event… hosted by imagine ,they are only providing the site…

  • patricia thomas

    Hello,we are the Thomas family my husband and I are on a fixed income our daughter Trista has been chosen to participate in the National American Miss pageant and is in need of a gown or a sponsor could you please consider doing one or the other or both.she is a great child and we feel you will be proud to have her represent you in this contest,.for more information contact Mrs.P.Thomas 313-740-6191 or Mr. Thomas -740-6192 Thank you

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