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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Project Self-Sufficiency Seeks Donations for “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop

NEWTON, N.J. – Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new and gently used formal wear, including prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, gowns for mothers-of-the-bride, evening bags, jewelry, wraps and shawls, as well as shoes in good condition for display in the agency’s annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop. The dresses must be dry cleaned and on a hanger. In the shop, which is housed on Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus, gowns and accessories are displayed in a boutique-like setting, and teen girls are invited to select shoes, wraps and jewelry to complement their dresses. The Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop will be open during select dates in the spring.

“The community has been particularly supportive of the ‘Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop’ every year, and we are fortunate to have a large collection of beautiful gowns and accessories in our collection,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, executivedDirector of Project Self-Sufficiency. “We believe that every young woman deserves the chance to have a beautiful dress for that special, once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are looking forward to opening the prom shop again this spring.”

Donations will be accepted at Project Self-Sufficiency, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. The Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop is a program of the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency. For information about the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop, or to find out more about any of the programs at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or visit