Charity gears up for prom season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Charlotte charity is gearing up again to collect and distribute prom dresses and more to local teens in need.

Girl Talk Foundation is starting is seventh annual Prom Project to collect donations of new and lightly used prom dresses and accessories through April 3.

The last day of the collection will feature a 10-hour radio broadcast by Janine Davis, executive director of the foundation and a radio personality with WPEG/POWER 98.

And thanks to help from students of The Art Institute, girls can browse for dresses in a makeshift boutique on April 4 at ImaginOn, a children’s experiential-learning center in Charlotte.

In addition to providing clothes and accessories, the foundation offers an etiquette class for girls, as well as health and beauty tips and a fashion show in which teens serve as the models.

To receive a gown, register online, or call 704.335.5855.

Girl Talk Foundation has collected more than 2,000 gowns to benefit almost 1,000 local girls.

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