Operation Prom providing dresses, tuxedos to underprivileged teens
A local organization is providing tuxedos and prom dresses for high school students who may not otherwise be able to afford the fancy garments.
The program, Operation Prom, is a non-profit group that gives teens a chance to dress up for their yearly high school dance. Since starting up in 2005, the group has received donations from businesses, schools and clothing drives from across the county.
The program's founder, Noel D'Allacco, says when she first started the project, she had 10 dresses. Now, she says she has more than 1,000.
Students eligible to take part in the drive must live in a shelter, group home or must be in the lowest income bracket. Students must also be passing all of their classes and must be on track to graduate from high school in June.