Do you remember going to prom? Memories of my senior prom at Winter Park High School blend together lots of satin dresses, high heels, and lots of eighties big hair! Now, imagine if you had no prom to remember…not because your school didn’t have one, but rather you couldn’t afford to go. Unfortunately many Central Florida families find themselves in this situation this year due to the poor economy, but students at Rollins College are working to help change that.
Two Rollins sororities— Sigma Gamma Rho (Rollins’ only historically black sorority) and Alpha Omicron Pi— have teamed up with Jones High School to provide free prom dresses for female students attending Jones’ prom on April 24.
The Rollins students collected more than 60 dresses during the last semester and then donated these dresses and accessories to Jones High School’s Tiger Den and Chelsea’s Boutique.
And, the girls did not just drop the dresses off, but instead stayed at Jones High School’s Tiger Den enhancing the shopping experience with music, food and decorations and assisting with distributing the dresses. They also conducted a chance drawing for a limousine ride to prom!
The “Top 5” salutes these two sororities for giving back to the Orlando commnity…we are sure they helped to make prom night a reality for many girls!
The objective of the Tiger Den is to provide students a place to “shop” for items they normally couldn’t buy because of their financial situation. All items are provided at no cost to the students, who are able to shop privately without any distractions.