Robbinsdale’s Salon Halo Collects Dresses for Project Prom
Prom, as many parents know, can get quite expensive. Hundreds of dollars can be spent on a dress. But a Robbinsdale hair salon is trying to help teen girls enjoy positive memories that last a lifetime.
Salon Halo, located at 4101 West Broadway Ave., is collecting donated dresses for prom season that students can choose for free.
“Sometimes these ladies don’t have either a ride or an opportunity to go buy a dress, much less afford a dress, so this is a great way to give back and have them feel better about themselves,” said Amanda Kist, owner of Salon Halo, which started participating in 2018.
So far, the salon has collected more than 50 dresses. Kist did note that shoes and accessories are not accepted.
“They really want the attendees to focus finding the perfect dress, and not get caught up in finding the perfects shoes or perfect handbag,” said Kist.
The initiative was started in 2007 by Jeni Asaba, who founded the nonprofit Project Prom.
People in need of a dress can sign up for a half-hour time slot March 25, 26 and 31 and April 1 and 2. The dress selection will occur at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Boulevard, in Maple Grove. Registration and more information is available at Projectprom.us.
Salon Halo will also be donating a couple free beauty sessions that includes a free updo and makeup.
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