Prom is one of those moments most people remember forever.
But with families still reeling for economic difficulties, prom may not even be an option for some girls in Maryland.
The Priceless Gown Project allows for girls to experience shopping for a prom dress in a boutique full of gowns in all sizes and styles. Each student is escorted by a personal shopper and once they find their perfect dress and try it on, they can take the dress with them for absolutely no cost.
The boutique will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, March 16 at the Jericho City of Praise church at 8501 Jericho City Drive in Landover.
Any female student with a Baltimore-area school ID is eligible to attend. Students must be currently enrolled in school and prove their enrollment with a letter from their school principal or guidance counselor. Project organizers hope students will be honest about their financial state.
Frederick Douglass High School at 8000 Croom Rd in Upper Marlboro will be collecting gowns Thursday, March 14 evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as well as Friday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.