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Prom dresses donated to girls in need

By Shannon Ballard 10:38 PM March 20, 2014

On Saturdays, starting this weekend, girls can stop by the Muldoon Boys and Girls Club and leave with a dress, jewelry and shoes

ANCHORAGE - Young women unable to afford a prom dress have the opportunity to get one for free.

The Alaska chapter of Becca’s Closet collects and distributes dresses to high school girls who need them.

On Thursday, volunteers picked up 30 gowns donated at East High School.

The dresses are taken to the Muldoon Boys and Girls Club.

On Saturdays, starting this weekend, girls can stop by and leave with a dress, jewelry and shoes.

The hope is when they’re done with a dress, they’ll donate it back for others to use.

“A lot of times if you don’t have something feel comfortable going to a prom in, if you don’t feel it’s fancy enough or you can’t afford something, then you’re just not going to go, but that’s a big part of being in high school,” said Anna Grant, a volunteer with Becca’s Closet.

Becca’s Closet gives hundreds of dresses to girls in Alaska.

The nonprofit even ships them to rural villages for their proms.

Click here for more information: Becca’s Closet Flyer

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