Prom dress extravaganza
Dallas bank launches 2023 prom dress drive with 6 easy drop-off locales
It's officially prom season for high school juniors and seniors. But before the fancy "promposals" (usually) comes shopping for a fancy dress. Dallas' biggest prom dress drive - organized by Comerica Bank - is back to help many teenagers' shopping dreams come true.
The Comerica Bank Prom Dress Drive, now in its eighth year, will take place throughout the month of February to benefit Dallas CASA and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas.
From February 1-28, the public can drop off prom attire at six participating Comerica Bank locations in Dallas and Plano; contributors do not have to be bank customers to donate.
Items can be dropped off during business hours at the following Comerica Banking Centers:
- Cole-Fitzhugh (3202 North Fitzhugh, Dallas)
- Forest-Inwood (5200 Forest Ln., Dallas)
- Lovers Lane-Devonshire (5647 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas)
- NorthPark (8850 Boedeker St., Dallas)
- Parker-Premier (3310 Premier Rd., Plano)
- Preston Center (8225 Preston Rd., Dallas)
The apparel can be new or gently used, but they do ask that garments be cleaned. Dresses and ensembles of all sizes are welcome.
They are also accepting donations of shoes, purses, and accessories (ditto about them being clean).
"Donations will benefit local teens who otherwise may not be able to afford formal attire and experience the high school tradition of prom," organizers say in a release. "Comerica has donated close to 5,600 dresses to Dallas CASA and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas over the last seven years."
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas has provided life-changing services to more than a quarter of a million youngsters in Dallas and surrounding areas for more than 55 years. Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from unsafe homes.
Once the donations are collected and assembled, a "shopping" event for the teens will be held at a later date. Watch for more information to come on the event website.
Comerica's is the second major DFW prom dress drive announced for 2023. St. Andrew United Methodist Church's Prom Closet is also currently accepting donations in Plano; more information here.