The annual event held at the school helps to ensure that anyone who wants a dress for prom or graduation has one
Brockville – Brockville Collegiate Institute’s (BCI) Relying on Other Teen Support (R.O.O.T.S) team is working to build a prom and graduation dress inventory for their event called 27 Dresses and Counting, to be held this Thursday, April 18th.
It is being held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the school’s Learning Commons, which will be transformed into a dress boutique. Girls in grades 8 & 12 from any school can shop for a grad/prom dress for free. They have over 200 dresses to choose from.
The R.O.O.T.S Team is a girls’ mentoring club that organizes activities to help teens make smart choices. The dress event is an annual activity held at the school to ensure that anyone who wants a dress for prom or graduation has one.
“It is important to encourage reusing and recycling at this event,” says Shannon McKinnon, an organizer of the event and teacher at BCI. “But, it also reminds students that they do not need to spend a fortune on their dress.”
They are still excepting dresses up until Thursday’s event. Just bring them to the main office at BCI anytime between 7:30am and 3:30pm Mon – Fri.
McKinnon has helped organize the event five times between 2011 and 2015 and has seen over 100 dresses donated. “The support we’ve had for this event from the community has been outstanding. It’s a real feel good night,” she says.
The dresses that do not get taken home after the event will be kept in inventory for the following year.