DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College Greek Life students are reaching out to high school girls to ensure that they are able to have that special high school prom experience by hosting DC’s first-ever Recycled Prom Dress Drive.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 10, DC students will accept gently used prom specific items, including dresses, shoes, purses, gloves and jewelry, and other prom related accessories. The donation drive will run through Tuesday, March 18.
“The Recycled Prom Dress Drive has had a huge success on other campuses and, in my experience, has been able to assist many high school students in making their prom a special experience,” said Nicole Buccalo, Defiance College’s director of student activities and leadership and Inter-Greek Council advisor. “We really want to help make prom a memorable day and are encouraging the local communities to give back by donating to the Prom Dress Drive.”
Following the Prom Dress Drive initiative, the IGC will hold a Prom Dress Extravaganza for high school students and their families. During the April 12 event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase prom dresses and accessories for a minimal cost ranging from $5-20 for dresses and 50 cents to $5 for accessories. Shopping mentors will be on hand to assist individuals with their shopping experience.
The Prom Dress Extravaganza will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Hubbard Hall, McCann Center Lounge on the DC campus.
All prom donations can be dropped off in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Office located in Hubbard Hall, room 105. Hubbard hall is located off of College Place road.
All proceeds raised from the prom dress initiative will be used to benefit Greek Life retreats and future community outreach activities for the Inter-Greek Council. The Defiance College Inter-Greek Council is committed to promoting positive values, providing experiential learning opportunities, and developing a greater understanding among all Greek Organizations.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.