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Homecoming Dress Giveaway a Success: More Donations Needed


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS-Katy, TX

October 5, 2017

Katrina Katsarelis

More than 200 dresses were given to local students in time for upcoming homecoming dances

The group Homecoming Dresses for Hurricane Harvey held their most recent "Say YES to the Homecoming Dress" event at Cinco Ranch High School on Tuesday, October 3. Dresses were given to any girl in need, not just students at Cinco Ranch High School. DRESSES & ITEMS GIVEN AWAY

According to group organizers, more than 200 dresses were given away, and their large supply of shoes and accessories was almost depleted. Many volunteers were able to come together and make this event happen. "None of this would have been possible without many people coming together," says one of the event organizers Becky Schmidt. "Over half of our volunteers are among the many people with flooded homes and/or cars."Schmidt says the graciousness and kindness of the staff at Cinco Ranch High School, volunteers, and students far exceeded their expectations. "The love in the room and smiles that we were able to put on the faces of young men and women will forever bring a smile to my own face!"

MORE ITEMS NEEDED

The group says they are still in need of items and are still accepting items. "We are are now in need of some replenishments to take us through the homecoming season," says Schmidt. GREATEST NEEDS Dresses (short and over size 10 most urgently needed) Ladies Shoes (strappy in black, silver and gold)

Accessories to go with the girls dresses Shoe hangers To donate items: message the Facebook Group or text 832-732-5880 for details.

NEXT EVENT

The next "Say Yes to the Homecoming Dress" event will be held at Morton Ranch High School on Sat. Oct 7, 2017 from 1-6 PM. Together, with the help of many volunteers, donors, and the school district, the group says they have been able to dress over 600 young women and men for homecoming. The group has given out 600 including over 200 at Cinco Ranch on Tuesday but have received over 1,200 since Harvey.

For more information, visit the FB page Homecoming Dresses for Hurricane Harvey

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thank you to Kim Noska and friends who received over 600 donated dresses and have volunteered at every event, in addition to the many volunteers and staff of Cinco Ranch High School.

To sign up to volunteer, click HERE

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