April 15, 2008
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Prom Closet

Julianne Sullivan had a daughter who went to two proms and was a candidate to be Lilac Princess, so she knows what dresses and gowns cost. Parents are often asked to spend $200 to $500 on a one-use dress so that their daughters can have a night they’ve dreamed of throughout high school. So Sullivan opened Julianne’s Prom Closet, now in the basement of a downtown office building. If a girl needs help, she must bring a letter from a community member citing the family’s need, and proper ID. Julianne and her volunteers then set up a fitting and let the girl search through their extensive inventory. The effort is a 501©3 corporation and always in need of more dresses, shoes, bags and more.

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