Prom Program Helps Teens in Need

Kristen Davis-Lange drove over 60 miles from Silver Springs to pick out a prom dress. it took 13 tries, but the Silver Stage sophomore finally found the right one.

"It fits really well and I love the color. It brings out my skin tone," says Davis-Lange.

Kristen is one of many high schoolers taking advantage of Aly's Prom Closet which provides nearly new clothes and accessories to ensure financially challenged teens can attend their prom.

"Where I live in the rural area, a lot of us can't afford to buy a fancy dress for $100, so it helps out a lot," says Davis-Lange.

The program is named after aly christenson, a Bishop Manogue grad killed in a car accident in 2001. The next year, her mother helped start the non-profit Family Counseling Service Program.

"It's a wonderful tribute. She would absolutely love this. it's about more than that for me now. It's about about these students that come in. It's putting a smile on their face," says Becky Blank.

After 11 years Aly's Prom Closet has assisted over 2,500 of those students from all over northern Nevada find their perfect prom outfit.

"For a lot of these gals, prom is such a big deal and they've never had somebody be their personal shopper, so it's a lot of fun," says Laura Munro.

This program is fueled through donations from people in the community so that students like Kristen can afford to have a one of a kind prom experience.

You can donate your gently used prom clothes, accessories, or make a financial donation at the Aly's Prom Closet office in the Shopper's Square Mall in Reno on Tuesdays from 4-7pm, Thursdays from 4-7pm, and Saturdays from Noon-4pm until April 28th.

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