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North High School to Host Dress Drive; Proceeds to Offset Prom Costs

The school’s first-ever Dress Drive to be held on March 7 and 8.

North High students Nancy Perez and Ajah Johnson accept donations for the school’s first-ever Dress Drive, to be held on March 7 and 8. Credit: Community High School District 99 press release
North High students Nancy Perez and Ajah Johnson accept donations for the school’s first-ever Dress Drive, to be held on March 7 and 8. Credit: Community High School District 99 press release

Students at North High School in Downers Grove have organized the school’s first-ever Dress Drive and proceeds will be directed to reduce the price of prom tickets. 

The public is welcome to shop at the event, which will be held at North High’s Library on Friday, March 7 (3:30-5 p.m.) and Saturday, March 8 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Dresses of all styles and sizes will be sold for $10 and accessories will be sold for $3.

Dresses and accessories may be donated for the event at the school’s activities office through Friday, February 28. Those who donate items will receive a ticket to redeem a “new” dress or accessory at the Dress Drive event.

Students in fashion merchandising classes and those who are members of the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club, which reinforces the professional knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and work environment, are organizing the event.

“Our students thought this would be a fun and creative way to not only recycle what’s in their closets, but also to help offset the high price of prom,” says Katelyn Kordecki, a teacher and sponsor. “We hope this event eases some of the financial burden that many experience when facing extra expenses, such as those to attend a formal dance.”

Prom at North High is scheduled for May 17.

Donations of dresses, gift cards or monetary donations to support the Dress Drive are welcome from the community. Please contact Katelyn Kordecki (kkordecki@csd99.org or 630-795-8013) or Christy Tajak (ctajak@csd99.org or 630-795-8020) to learn more.

Source: Community High School District 99 press release 

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