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'Donate the Dress' Helps Girls Find Everything They Need for Prom

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For Sharon Linger, collecting donated prom gowns and giving them to girls who need them is close to her heart.

"I wanted to do this for years; because I know even myself when I was younger my mom and dad couldn't afford to buy these gowns and stuff. It's sad when you see these young girls that don't get to go. Mom and dad can't afford it and right now the economy is bad," explained Linger.

Linger collects dresses for both homecoming and prom and lets girls come and shop at "Donate the Dress."

She said there is a lot of variety and the girls should be able to find what they're looking for.

"We have different sizes, colors, lengths, from real fancy to kind of plain. I even have little girl's dresses. We have some purses and some gloves, so a variety of stuff," Linger said.

Linger said she started "Donate the Dress" to help the girls who might not be able to go to prom, because they can't afford a dress.

"Our motto is, ‘making dreams come true' because I don't want these young girls to miss their proms and their homecomings because that is part of their memories," said Linger.

Linger has been doing this for two years and said the best part is seeing the reaction of the girls.

"Whenever they come and get their gowns, they light up. You know you can see sometimes even tears, because they're finally going to get to go. It's worth it to me just to see that smile," Linger explained.

‘Donate the Dress' will be open on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Building.

The building is located off of Route 33 in Lewis County off of Georgetown Road. The building is three miles down that road and marked with pink balloons.

Donations are always needed and accepted, you can call Linger at 304-452-9721 for more information.


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