Tracee Dundas Fashion Editor @fashionablyyoursnola
Prom Night is the one of the most important experiences for a high school girl. But many young ladies do not get to have that special moment experience often due to financial challenges. From selecting the perfect dress, shoes, and accessories to getting the final details done, such as hair, makeup, and a manicure; the cost to get the complete prom look can be pricey and not something many families can afford.
However, a group of Sarah T Reed High School students were recently surprised with a visit to Daughter of the King Girls Club for a special prom dress giveaway.
Founder and CEO of Daughter of the King, Casme Carter, former contestant of NBC’s Season 19 of The Voice, making it to the show’s battle round. Her passion to mentor and help young girls is as deep as her love for singing. Daughter of the King Girls Club is a safe place that young ladies can meet monthly for teach-ins on self-care, etiquette, and even prom dress giveaway.
Prom night is one of the most special and memorable events for a high school girl. But many girls forfeit attending their high school prom because they cannot afford to buy a new gown and all the add-ons that go with it. Our goal is to make it her feel like the princess she is by providing her with a beautiful prom dress and so much more;” said, Casme Carter.
The event was coordinated by Democrats for Education Reform Louisiana in partnership with Orleans Parish School Board Member Katie Baudouin, Einstein Charter Schools, Daughter of the King Girls Club, Dress for Success, and New Orleans Fashion Week.
Tatiana Begault, DFER Deputy State Director adds; “Dances are expensive and getting a gown can be a big part of that expense – particularly for families who lost their jobs or had decrease work hours and wages during COVID, paying for a prom dress can be a struggle. Helping make a girl’s dream come true to attend her prom in a beautiful gown and seeing the smile on her face as she realizes she is being gifted a prom dress is priceless. It is her moment to feel like a princess.”
FASHION EDITOR – Tracee Dundas | @fashionablyyoursnola
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