New York City Police officers have been making dreams a reality for teens in need as prom season approaches, according to Faithwire. Encouraging residents to donate gently used dresses, suits, and accessories, the police department collected the items to put together a suite of options for the seniors to select from at no cost. The NYPD’s kindness has brought so much happiness to teens who otherwise may not have had an opportunity to experience their prom with all the fun that comes with preparing for the big event.
After posting fliers and advertising on social media, the NYPD received more than 2,000 donated items from local residents. In appreciation, they posted a thank you on Twitter for all the help saying, “thanks to the generous support of the Queens community, @NYPDQueensNorth was able to help hundreds of local teens find the perfect dress or suit for prom! Nearly two thousand dresses [and] suits were donated by New Yorkers to help make prom night special for all of these students!”
The high school seniors were invited to Bryant High School in Long Island City to select their clothes and accessories for the big night. With the kindness of community members, beautiful items were donated and the teens were able to choose what they wished to wear at no cost. On their flier, the NYPD wrote that donors were giving the high school seniors “a prom to remember.”
Hosting the dress and suit drive, the NYPD helped give high school seniors a chance to enjoy this special time with their friends, creating the wonderful memory of attending the night so many look forward to just before they graduate. Not only will the high school seniors have their night to remember, they will also remember the kindness of the NYPD and their local community who came together to help make a dream come true.