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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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

New and Gently Used Formal Wear and Accessories

PRESS RELEASE: NEWTON. N.J. – Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new and gently used formal wear, including prom dresses, bridesmaids’ 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. All items will be displayed in a boutique pop-up shop housed on Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus; teen girls are invited to select shoes, wraps and jewelry to complement their dress. The “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop will be open 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 5 and 12; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 6 and 13. Open to the public; no appointment required.

“The community has been particularly supportive of the ‘Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop’ every year, and we hope to have a large collection of beautiful gowns and accessories for display,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director 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 in the spring.”

Donations will be accepted at Project Self-Sufficiency, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 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