Thanks to the Taylor Made Foundation, a group of high school girls will now be able to attend their prom this spring. The nonprofit's "Once Upon a Prom Dress Drive '' collected gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories and distributed them on Saturday at their second annual event. Founder and executive director Darnell Taylor said she wanted to assist underprivileged prom-goers in metro Atlanta. The event was invitation only and participants had to be referred by a guidance counselor, teacher or religious representative. Many of the students who participated came from homeless shelters, foster care and families who couldn't support them financially for prom night.
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Collecting 62 dresses in a month
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From being judged to being judged
For the last couple of years, a school bus driver in Florida City has made prom possible for dozens of teenage girls in South Miami-Dade. Regina Talabert spends a lot of time making calls and sending emails requesting donations of lightly used or new formal dresses leading up to prom season. On a recent Saturday, the fruit of her work is on display inside the community room at City Church in Homestead, which has been transformed into a pop-up prom shop where everything is free. This is what I would have been doing for my daughter," she said. Talabert created the free prom shop in memory of her year old daughter, who was shot and killed just months before she could attend her senior prom in Noricia Talabert was dropping off a friend at home when she got caught in the crossfire of a shooting. In the church, racks of sparkling, fluffy, long gown and short dresses line the floor. A table showcases glittering accessories and high heels pumps of all sizes are on display.
Wood said she has learned from her time competing in pageants that finding a dress is often the key component in helping a young girl feel confident. Wood said she was bullied while attending Scio Middle School, which was why she enrolled in an online school. But when she competes in pageants — such as the Miss Teen International last year — she makes the conscious decision to be judged. In her time in student government at Oregon Connections Academy — she is now the student body president — she has made strides to include others.