Free Formal Dresses and Men’s Suits Will Be Given to Promgoers; Attire Was Donated by BXDA Staff, Bronx Community
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that Bronx Fashion Week will hold a “Prom Shop” tomorrow for Bronx high school seniors to select a free dress or suit and accessories to wear on their special night.
District Attorney Clark said “This prom dress and suit giveaway would not have been possible without the tremendous contribution of staff at the Bronx DA’s Office, as well as our Bronx community who donated formal wear. Some 400 dresses and dozens of suits, as well as fancy shoes and handbags were donated. Thanks to their generosity, many Bronx high school seniors are going to be able to celebrate their big night in style, without the worry of purchasing an outfit.”
Bronx Fashion Week Founder Flora Montes said, “We want to thank all the organizations and those who generously donated items or their time. It indeed was a mission of love and unity in its purest form. Thank you to my sister partner Dawn Jones of ‘Who Am I.’ Thank you to the Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and her entire staff; they truly moved mountains to make this happen for Bronx youth. Thank you to Boulevard Menswear, Promised Land Covenant Church, MUD Make-up Designory School, JoJo's Fabulous Corner, Mello Tymes, Empire Blue Cross, NYPD Foundation, and the Bronx District Attorney’s Office Community Affairs team.”
The Prom Shop will take place at the Promised Land Covenant Church, 3589 Third Avenue, on Friday, May 13, 2022 between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is open to all Bronx high school seniors who show school ID. First come first served.
NOTE—DA Clark and Ms. Montes will be available on-site between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.