As unemployment rises and locals continue to struggle financially, prom season becomes a luxury outside many students’ budget. To lessen the costs, local businesses and organizations work collaboratively to help collect and distribute free prom dresses to high schoolers through Santa Cruz’s third annual prom dress drive.
Recycled dresses benefit local prom-bound high school students.
While prom is now merely a distant memory for most collegiates, high-school students are knee-deep in the action of making plans for the big night.
However, hunting down a beautiful, affordable dress remains a challenge for many.