March 13, 2008

CULTURE: Prom Donations

College office professionals seek donations for students needing prom attire

This item appeared on the JCCClist. It comes from OPL, the college's Office Professionals League.

I think it's a wonderful idea. If I had any nice clothes, I'd certai
nly give them.

It will soon be Prom Time at high schools across the area. Young ladies will be shopping for that special dress and young men for a new suit, jacket or tuxedo to wear for the big night. However, at some of the high schools in the Cross-Lines' neighborhood, there is no extra money for anything that extravagant in their family budget. In the past, many of the young ladies have gone to their proms in a skirt and blouse or just a simple dress. Young men have worn casual slacks and a shirt.

This year the OPL Community Service committee is wanting to lend a hand to this organization and help make these kids prom a memorable and special occasion. Cross-Lines organization will be collecting donated clothes of these sorts to distribute at no charge, to the young high school students in the area. Cross-Lines is requesting donations of current style prom dresses, suits and sport coats. The items need to be clean and in excellent condition since the organization has no funds to have them cleaned.

Cross-Lines is a wonderful organization that provides an environment that instills both hope and belief in the individual's potential for positive change. Cross-Lines assists participants by combining traditional social work services with life job skill training focused on self-sufficiency.

We hope that those of you out there who have prom dresses, suits or sport jackets and are not using them will be able to donate them to this cause.

We are on a time crunch here as the organization needs these items by March 25th…. If you have items to donate please bring them to the following people:

If you can drop these item off to any of us listed below by 3/21/08 we can get them to Cross-Line in time.

Betty Uko SC 319 ext 2417
Berni Freeman CSB 170 ext 3555
Debbie Ross CC 115 x 3733
Janele Sumner OCB 264 x 2788

On behalf of OPL we thank you.