Group gives away prom dresses to less fortunate

BURTON — About 100 prom dresses yearly are given away through the Forever Bella Hardship Program.

The free dresses are for senior girls in Genesee County to allow them to attend their senior prom stress free. There is a great need for the dresses because of the loss of work in the county, according to Victoria Griggs, who owns Forever Bella Boutique along with co-owner Wanda Belton.

Griggs said they don’t ask what the circumstance is for girls getting a dress through the program.

“It could be a single parent or maybe they have health reasons,” Griggs said. “We work directly with the high schools, and the schools send us the students.”

Forever Bella Boutique works with all the high schools in Genesee County.

Those in need of dresses should talk to their senior advisors or counselors. Anyone who would like to donate a dress or is interested in being a business sponsor of a young lady for prom for $100 and over, should visit the boutique’s Facebook page.

Details: Visit foreverbellaboutique2018@yahoo.com. — G.G.

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