House Representative

Giddings, Helen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/09/2014

Making Certain Every Girl is Cinderella on Prom Night

Dallas -- Representative Helen Giddings (Dallas) has organized a "Prom Dress Event" and has collected formal prom dresses for girls at local area high schools to help provide all young women with a positive prom experience.

Giddings explained the purpose of this event in more detail, "The goal of our office was to reach out to the community, understand a growing need, and with the help of the community, address this need. We realized that with the state of the economy and varying income levels, that sometimes getting a prom dress isn’t financially feasible. Every girl deserves to be a Cinderella on her prom night, regardless of economic background."

"I could not be more pleased with the response received from the community to give these girls a truly memorable experience," said Giddings.

The participating students have been sent private and personalized invitations to attend the "Shopping Day" event on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at UNT-Dallas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. During this event, the girls will shop and find the dress of their dreams and be able to take them home. Giddings and her staff have organized several fun surprises during the "Shopping Day," including a very special appearance from Miss Texas 2013 - Miss Ivana Hall!...raffle for hair styling for their prom, gift bags and music.

Representative Giddings thanked the following organizations and retailers for all of their donations and assistance thus far: UNT-Dallas, Dress My Way, Kaitlin + Co., DeSoto Dry Cleaners, Kofi Shop Salon, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Employees of AT&T, and Mary Kay, Inc, Uptown Consignment, and Glamour RX.

Please contact Elaina Fowler at 972-224-6795 or Elaina.fowler@house.state.tx.us, or Morgan Constantino at 512-463-0953 or morgan.constantino@house.state.tx.us.