Bring On The Prom helps students in Muskoka take on the prom without the expense
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Robyn Specht-Kilroy
A local organization is helping kids feel glamorous for prom without having to dig deep.
In April, Bring On The Prom will be holding its sixth annual Boutique Shopping Day, offering prom dresses and suits for any students who may not be able to afford to buy or rent.
Board Chair for the not-for-profit Robyn Specht-Kilroy says the process for the kids is quick and respectful.
Kids will be asked to do a quick survey that provides statistical data so that the organization can continue to receive an operational grant from the District of Muskoka.
She says last names are rarely asked for with this survey and the data isn’t shared outside of providing statistics to district staff.
Specht-Kilroy says last year the organization was able to help over two dozen kids and this year she hopes to double that number.
The annual Boutique Shopping Day will run on April 29th at Aspire Muskoka between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
Students will also be provided an opportunity to have their make-up done by Specht-Kilroy, who has a background in cosmetics.
She also has a deal with a local hair salon that will provide styling for both the girls and boys before their big night.
Specht-Kilroy says all clothing donations are welcome all year round and any monetary donations as well, as there are a few operational costs including having the donated suits and dresses cleaned before being handed out.
To find out more information on Bring On The Prom you can visit the Facebook page