REGINA – Paying for grad and prom dresses can be an expensive endeavour. One local school is hoping the community can help ease that burden for students who need the financial help.
“We really want to celebrate that moment and have every student feeling absolutely confident and radiant on their graduation day,” said Corinne Miller, principal of Balfour Collegiate.
The school is home to the Shirley Schneider Support Centre, which helps teen moms and pregnant teens. The organization has a collection of a few dozen donated dresses in its Cinderella Room in its basement.
Graduation and prom may be months away for most high school students, but the race for the proper attire is on.
“We always have a need for more dresses,” said Miller.
Specifically, the centre is looking for new or gently used dresses and women’s dress shoes up to date with current fashions. The articles can be dropped off at the centre.
Students of the centre are the teens that most often use the dresses, though Miller said any school in Regina Public Schools is eligible.
“Every student should have their moment,” she said.