Student representatives from the Somerset Community College Student Government Association (SGA) are conducting a dress drive on behalf of The Granted Grace Foundation. The student-led organization is collecting new and used prom dresses, shoes and accessories through the end of February.
The Granted Grace Foundation is an organization that assists young women in rural areas of Kentucky with attending prom, lessening the financial burden by providing dresses, shoes and accessories at no cost. The foundation pairs students with personal shoppers to find the perfect outfit, including alterations at no cost, and offer a mentoring experience. The Granted Grace Foundation was started by Melissa Shepherd Marshbanks and Brooke Hoodin 2013. This year, the dress event will be held on March 12, 2016 at Campbellsville Christian Church in Campbellsville.
To qualify, students must be a junior or senior in high school and fill out the application that is available to them through their school.
The Granted Grace Foundation currently serves 13 high schools including Taylor, Campbellsville, Marion, Green, Hart, Adair, Washington, Pulaski, Southwestern, Larue, Lincoln, Russell and Metcalfe. Plans are being made to expand the 2017 event in order to include a second dress day in Pulaski County.
The Granted Grace Foundation does not receive any financial assistance. Everything is done through donations, then supplemented by the two founders of the organization. Donations of dresses in all sizes (especially larger sizes), shoes, accessories, and items such as nail polish are needed.
To donate, contact Stephanie Likins by email at email@example.com or Allison Horseman at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pick-up or delivery in Somerset, London, Russell Springs, Albany, Liberty or Whitley City.