Organization provides prom dresses for students in need - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Organization provides prom dresses for students in need

This year's prom will be a special one for dozens of Memphis students thanks to some generous donors.

Local groups organized an effort called the Memphis Prom Closet.  They spent a month collecting dresses to donate to financially challenged students at Northside High School.

They set up shop at the school Saturday so students could pick out the perfect dress.

"We have probably 150 to 200 dresses on hand today for the girls to pick from," said organizer Rachel Benford.  "The dresses were donated by people throughout the city of Memphis who felt this was a good idea."

Benford said the idea to collect dresses started when they discovered the principal of Northside High School was paying for prom dresses out of his own pocket.

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