CPCA’s Prom Closet Enters Fifth Year

CLEARFIELD – Central Pennsylvania Community Action is proud to announce the fifth year of The Prom Closet. “The Prom Closet” is a program designed to assist girls with their prom dresses and accessories. Purchasing a prom gown and accessories can be very expensive, and families who are already living paycheck to paycheck or on a limited income often can’t afford to dress their daughters in style. That’s where “The Prom Closet” comes in. CPCA collects, cleans and distributes gowns to lend a helping hand for girls attending their prom.

As The Prom Closet enters its fifth year, CPCA is asking for your help. They are in need of donations of gowns, shoes, rhinestone or costume jewelry and accessories. Financial donations are also being sought to help with the operational costs of this program. If you are interested in donating a gown to the program, simply drop your gown off at Central Pennsylvania Community Action, 207 E. Cherry Street, Clearfield or Chubby’s Cleaners in Clearfield. Chubby’s Dry Cleaning will offer 15 percent off your next dry cleaned item with the donation of a gown. Once the gowns are collected and cleaned, CPCA staff will sort and display the gowns at The Prom Closet located in The Dimeling Senior Residences, 4 N. 2nd Street, Clearfield.

The Prom Closet has been able to assist over 250 girls from 12 local school districts in the first four years of operation. Community partners of the Prom Closet have included: Chubby’s Cleaners of Clearfield and Simply Stylin of Hyde. If you or your business would be interested in becoming a community partner, please contact Gail Webster at Central Pennsylvania Community Action, 765-1551. Donations of services and financial assistance are still being requested, especially from area florists and restaurants.

“The Prom Closet” will be filled with beautifully prepared gowns and accessories for each girl’s preference. The Prom Closet will open on March 26.

All area girls planning to attend her high school prom in need of this service should contact Gail Webster at CPCA by telephone at 814-765-1551 or 800-822-2610 or by email gwebster@cpcaa.net. “The Prom Closet” will be offered on a first come first served basis.

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