Operation PROM is on a mission; to make dress dreams come true
Noel D'Allacco, founder and President of Operation PROM said, "Operation PROM is a not-for-profit organization that helps students who might not be able to afford to go to prom, to give them that high school rite of passage to go to their prom and we provide free prom dresses and tuxedos."
Now entering their 10th prom season, Operation PROM has now expanded into Connecticut, opening their chapter office in Darien in the beginning of February
"I had a lot of friends that couldn't afford to go to prom and thinking back, when I was in college I thought, people don't wear bridesmaids dresses again after they buy them. What a great opportunity it would be to donate those dresses to girls who can't afford to go to their prom," said D'Allacco.
Armand Perez, President of Digimed Group in Darien, is the Director of Operation PROM's Connecticut chapter. "As a business owner, helping the community helps us too. Myself, I have two teenagers and I know that prom is a very important event for them and I want to see and make those dreams happen for those boys and girls."
With prom season just around the corner, the organization is looking for dresses and accessories such as clutches and jewelry of all shapes and sizes.
"It's really a beautiful and amazing experience when a student comes in and they find that prom dress that they never imagined they would get to have and own. We've had girls crying tears of joy and just so excited that they are going to get to go to their prom and celebrate this really fun night with their friends before they go off to college," said D'Allacco.
High school seniors across the State can start applying for either a dress or tuxedo at www.operationPROM.org.