Program provides perfect prom dresses
An off the shoulder fuchsia dress, a black A line strapless number, and a navy blue ballgown are just a few of the items that have been collected by Talia’s Closet an Abbotsford program aimed at providing gowns to those who can’t meet the financial requirements of graduation.
The project was started by local resident Linda Anderson a few months ago. Soon after, Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) jumped at the chance to help out.
In addition, three local seamstresses have volunteered to fit the girls, hairstyling is being provided, and a photographer has offered to take pictures.
“I was so proud of Abbotsford,” said Anderson, adding that dresses w michael kors bag ere also sent in from Victoria and Nelson. “They just took to it, and it was an amazing response.”
As a single parent, Anderson remembers how hard it was to get by during her daughter’ michael kors bag s graduation. So when she started the organization, she named it after her granddaughter Talia, which means to flourish and to celebrate.
For girls to receive a free dress, they have to be referred by a school counsellor in the Abbotsford or Mission area.
Then they can make an appointment to visit the shop to try on dresses and meet with a seamstress.
The variety of gowns suite all body types and styles. Many of them are brand new and unworn, some with the tags still on.
What the project is still looking for is plus size dresses, over size 18.
It also requires proper storage bags, clothing racks and hangers.
Cash donations can be also be made to Abbotsfor michael kors bag d Community Services for Talia’s Closet, which will go to overhead expenses, gas and hangers.
Donations will continue to be collected as Anderson and Koverchuk vow to keep the project running year round.
Next week, Fusion Hair Design will be taking appointments for hair cuts by donation from April 18 to 22. The money raised will go towards providing the girls with services o michael kors bag n their graduation day.