New club hosts Princess Project donation drive

Is an old Prom dress still gathering dust in the back of your closet?

Students looking to offload gently used Prom dresses and accessories are invited to donate them to The Princess Project Club’s donation drive.

According to freshman Ashley Meyer, who is a co-president of the club, this is the first year that The Princess Project has been brought to Paly as a club.

“My mom, who helps out at the organization, inspired Kaila Chun and me with bringing it [The Princess Project] here to Paly,” Meyer said. 

Between outfits, tickets, and other expenses, the cost of prom quickly accumulates. For many, these prices may prove a challenge. The Princess Project organization aims to provide dresses and accessories for those who can’t afford them. 

Branches of the organization, such as the club at Paly, collect items that are later donated and distributed during Prom season in the spring. In addition to dresses, unopened makeup and nail polish are being collected.

Freshman Kaila Chun, who is co-president with Meyer, said the drive is intended to provide memorable Prom experiences to more girls.

“We started the drive so that we could help out and make a difference with the organization,” Chun said. “Dresses and accessories are always needed so that as many girls as possible will be able to go to Prom and have a good experience.”

According to Meyer, there have already been several contributions to the drive.

“So far this week many dresses have already been donated and I’m super happy,” Meyer said. “This is a great cause and I’m glad to be working in with this club and with the organization.” 

Donations can be dropped off in the Tower Building near the main offices or in teacher Sheri Mulroe’s office, located in the Peery Gym. 

“Students should donate because it’s an easy way to help out girls in need,” Chun said.

The donation drive ends on Dec. 21.