Sharing dresses for a prom night to remember - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Sharing dresses for a prom night to remember

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | e-mail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Prom should be a night to remember for any high schooler, but what if that child's family can't afford all the glitz? Sara Spano Clothing Bank Volunteer Director, Beth Welch, has the answer, "They can come in here and get a dress they could get at a store in Columbus that will make it for them the evening they dreamed about."

The Sara Spano Clothing Bank has been dressing kids of all ages for years, but just recently they've added formal-wear.

"We also have a line of shoes and purses to go with the dresses so we can help the girl get the whole outfit for that night," Welch told News Leader Nine.

The prom gown project was started last year by a Girl Scout at Columbus High School and has continued on because of the response.

"Since last year was our first year we didn't know how well it would be received but we were surprised at how many young women are interested in getting dresses and also how many were donated," added Welch.

The service is free to the families, but they need community help getting more dresses.

Volunteer Savannah Shepard said, "Bring what you can because someone really can use it. I brought in a pair of shoes that I wore to prom because a lot is just sitting in the back of your closet and you see them, when they get it here and it's meaningful and it means a lot to them. And it does more good than sitting at your house."

Any student in the Muscogee County School District who is referred by a guidance counselor or someone in administration, is eligible to get the free clothes. The Sara Spano Clothing Bank is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 until noon.

They've helped dress less fortunate kids for years and this prom dress room is a new and very helpful addition to the organization.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Russell County sheriff grabs golf clubs to raise money

    Russell County sheriff grabs golf clubs to raise money

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:12:39 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Although many recognize Heath Taylor as the Sheriff in Russell county, tonight hes took on a different role and grabbed a set of golf clubs to take a swing at raising money for the community. The Russell County Commission holding their annual fund-raising golf tournament at Lakewood Golf Course beginning at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The commission is responsible for maintaining the historical sites in the area according to Taylor. Tonight's fundraiser is the first annual night time g...

    More >>

    Although many recognize Heath Taylor as the Sheriff in Russell county, tonight hes took on a different role and grabbed a set of golf clubs to take a swing at raising money for the community. The Russell County Commission holding their annual fund-raising golf tournament at Lakewood Golf Course beginning at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The commission is responsible for maintaining the historical sites in the area according to Taylor. Tonight's fundraiser is the first annual night time g...

    More >>
  • SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1 Final Scores

    SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1 Final Scores

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:44:37 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    It's been a long wait, but wait finally comes to an end, at least for Georgia high school football teams. 

    More >>

    It's been a long wait, but wait finally comes to an end, at least for Georgia high school football teams. 

    More >>
  • Dunham's Sports celebrates grand opening in LaGrange

    Dunham's Sports celebrates grand opening in LaGrange

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:33:15 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Dunham's Sports celebrates grand opening in LaGrange  Dunham’s Sports the grand opening of its LaGrange location Friday. 

    More >>

    Dunham's Sports celebrates grand opening in LaGrange  Dunham’s Sports the grand opening of its LaGrange location Friday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly