It’s that time of the year once again for high school prom season, and with the number of female students expected to buy dresses next month, one charity here in Thunder Bay is moving to help these young ladies get an opportunity to buy dresses for cheap.
The 2nd annual ‘Gowns with a Cause’ is a dress sale aimed at encouraging residents to donate their gently-used dresses of any color, style, and size. Those interested in helping out the cause can drop their donations at the Canada Games Complex, which serves as one of the many drop-off points scattered across the area.
The idea of hosting such an event was hatched by two women who realized that they had too many dresses that have only been worn once, stored in the closet permanently as the years passed by.
The charity’s goal is to collect gowns such as these, and sell them to teens so that they have something to wear to prom night, without having to pay that much money on something that’s going to be used only once anyway.
According to Kayla Kannegiesser, one of the charity’s organizers, the dresses will be sold at only $20 each. Aside from dresses, other items such as shoes and accessories will be up for sale, she said.