Prom dress drive benefiting girls in foster care

Do you have a prom dress that is collecting dust and taking up space in your closet at home? Or do you have a special dress that you could part with to help make a girl feel beautiful on her prom night?

Administration of justice major Kirsten LeGrow ’13 has organized a prom dress drive through her internship with Child & Family and is asking members of the Salve Regina community to donate gently used special occasion dresses.

Child & Family is the most comprehensive social service agency in Newport County and one of the largest in Rhode Island. The prom dress drive will benefit its Groovy Girls program, which seeks to empower and support girls in foster care.

“We organized this drive because prom is such a crucial moment in a young woman’s life and not everyone can afford to buy a dress,” LeGrow said. “For me personally, I only wore the dresses I donated once, and then they just sat in my closet. I hope that my dress can help another girl have a magical prom like I did.”

Students are encouraged to bring in their dresses after spring break. To donate, e-mail or watch for the donation table in the O’Hare Academic Center lobby.


  1. Formerfoster says:

    This is a great cause. High school is rough especially for foster kids. There’s all that pressure to fit in. At least this is one thing those girls helped won’t have to worry about. How many girls wear those dresses more than once anyways?

  2. gale thurston says:

    We’re do I donate prom dresses and accessories in RI. I called someone on your list close to me in Warwick and they said they no longer participate in your program. Would love to particapate

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