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YWCA Bristol seeking gently-used prom attire for 2016 sale

Tammy Henkel, Community Contributor • Jan 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Every year, area teens and young women have an opportunity to “go green” by donating their gently-used prom gowns to the YWCA Prom Dress Project hosted by the Junior Board of Directors.

What better time than the start of the new year to delve into the closet and donate items you no longer need?

The annual sale, which will be open to area high school girls Feb. 25-27, will feature hundreds of previously-worn gowns and accessories at deeply discounted prices. But, in order to offer a full selection of dresses and accessories in a variety of sizes, colors and styles, organizers need your help.

“As you are going through your closet cleaning out for winter, please bring any prom gowns or accessories to YWCA Bristol located at 106 State Street,” said Tammy Henkel, Director of Mission Advancement. “All contributions are greatly appreciated!”

The YWCA is looking for gently-used, up-to-date gowns as well as accessories, such as the jewelry, clutches and shoes that accompany the prom attire. Gowns of all sizes and lengths are needed. Donations can be dropped off at YWCA Bristol.

The YWCA Junior Board of Directors is a diverse group of young women ages 20-40 who have a desire to acquire more leadership and service skills within the community. Their goals are to build awareness and support of the YWCA in the younger adult segment and to enhance and support the mission of the YWCA.

For more information, please call the YWCA Bristol at 423-968-9444 or email t_henkel@ywcabristol.org.