By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader
When a young lady is in need of a dress to wear to her prom there is a place that is providing all the necessities required to make her wish come true. “Somebodies Closet Clothing Ministry” at Trinity UCC in Gary will be donating prom dresses, shoes and accessories to young ladies for their special night.
According to Jerome Pennington, chairman of the “Somebodies Closet Clothing Ministry,” Trinity has been operating this program for the last five years. He said, “We are here to serve the needy by providing clothing, toiletries and shoes to men, women and children.”
The give-a-way will take place on March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Any young lady in need of a dress or any accessory should contact Maxine Brown at (219) 201-0840. There is an application process that requires them to fill out a form to identify themselves and come to the church on that day. She will be assisted in selecting the appropriate dress for the evening, along with a fitting room to try on dresses and a seamstress on hand to help with any alterations necessary.
Although the church has already collected over 100 dresses in all sizes, they are still in need of donations of extra shoes and jewelry.
Pennington said the reason the church does this is because they want to serve the community. He said, “We want to help our children, provide for them and let there be no girl left behind. We want to give a dress another chance to dance.”
Donations are still being accepted from the public in addition to donations from members of Trinity. Pennington said he hopes this will someway help a young lady make her dream come true with something to wear to the prom.