Prom can be expensive and unaffordable for some families.
One Rankin County group is looking to take away the financial stress by giving away dresses.
The 2nd annual Once Upon a Prom Dress and Suit giveaway will be Saturday at 10:00 am until 2:30 pm. The event will be held at the Dixie District Outfitters and Salon; 901 Lakeland Place, Suite 9, Flowood, Mississippi.
Xorica Patrick stopped to talk about the giveaway.
“What I noticed is that even to rent a dress the price could be $300 to $400.”
Patrick says they have dresses for all shapes and sizes.
They are still taking a donation from the public. People can donate dresses and suits, clean, gently used or new.
“Our main mission on earth is to help someone else. Not to give a handout but to give a hand up. And if you have dresses come by and drop them off.”