Minneapolis (1-26-05): -- The New Lawyers Section (NLS) of the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) has created a project that will make local high school students’ dream come true. With the Wish Upon a Prom project individuals and businesses can donate new or gently used formal dresses for a Patrick Henry High School student to wear to her prom.
A boutique will be set up at the school to display the dresses, and the NLS members will assist the girls in choosing the perfect fit and color for their personal styles. Gift certificates for restaurants, accessories, and other donated items will be given out following a raffle for the prizes. Also, local hairdressers are asked to volunteer their time to create beautiful fashions for each girl’s hair.
Businesses can donate make-up, jewelry, and other accessories, and individuals are welcome to give new or used dresses to help fulfill each under-privileged teen’s dream. Please drop off donations of unused make-up, and gently used accessories and dresses at the HCBA’s office on the third floor of the City Center in downtown Minneapolis between March 15th and 18th.
Questions regarding the Wish Upon a Prom project can be directed to Cyrenthia Jordan at (612) 339-4295.