AKRON Altrusa International of Akron will offer girls from area high schools to choose the prom dress of their dreams during the annual Princess Night Project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church, 800 E. Market St., Akron.
Since 2001, local members of Altrusa International, a volunteer service organization, have helped make prom dreams come true for more than 1,600 girls by providing them with a free prom dress.
No recommendation or qualification is needed. Any girl who attends can choose from more 1,000 gowns hanging by size on the many racks. Altrusa asks only for the name of the girl’s school and how she heard about Princess Night Project.
Once registered, the girls select a gown with the help of aides to direct them to the proper sizes. The aides act as "personal shoppers," helping make selections from the dresses. Should the gown need a few alterations to make it fit perfectly, seamstresses are available to make minor alterations.
Altrusa also offers a large selection of dressy shoes and other accessories such as purses, wraps and jewelry. Complimentary makeup and fragrance samples will also be given to the girls for use on prom night.
Altrusa is accepting donations of new or gently used prom gowns, shoes, jewelry, purses and wraps. Gowns and accessories may also be brought to the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, call Linda Rittenour at 330-733-1353 or Alice Luse at 330-869-5161.