The high school prom is often one of the most memorable moments in a teen’s life. However the average cost of the prom is a staggering $1,139.00. A typical prom dress alone can cost over $200.00. For many of our local teens, especially those who are economically disadvantaged, this cost is prohibitive.
To make sure every teen has a chance to attend, the Ocean County Library is having a prom dress drive.
Dresses will be made freely available to middle school and high school aged students attending graduations and dances. Limit is one dress per person. Dresses include long gowns and short cocktail dresses plus there are also shoes and accessories available.
The Prom Dress Giveaway for Teens takes place in the Mancini Hall at the Toms River Branch this Saturday, March 29th between 11 am - 3 pm. If you are unable to attend this event there will be another Teen Prom Dress Giveaway at the Barnegat Branch, Tuesday, April 8th and Wednesday, April 9th from 4pm – 8pm.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call a member of the Toms River Teen Services Team at 732 349 6200 ext. 5203 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.