TJX And Out Of The Closet Give Kidney Teens A Dose Of Prom-Dress Glamour...Plus, Videographer Wanted
Last week Southern California teens with chronic kidney disease had a chance to experience one of the joys of prom season: picking out the perfect dress.
In preparation for next Sunday's Renal Teen Prom (see earlier post here), volunteers from the Renal Support Network fanned out around Southern California, bringing donated prom dresses to hospitals and dialysis centers. They set up makeshift dresing rooms in any available space, from exam rooms to restrooms to janitor's closets, allowing delighted girls to browse and try on dresses (with advice and assistance from assorted moms).
This year's prom dress selection was better than ever, thanks to donations from DG friends at TJX (TJ Maxx/Marshall's) and Out of the Closet. TJX rushed their dresses overnight so they could arrive in time to become the caravan's most popular items when it hit Millers Children's Hospital in Long Beach, where RSN volunteer Robert Ziegler took these photos.
RSN accepts dress donations year-round. You can send them directly to 1311 N. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, CA 91207 or, if you prefer, drop them off with DG friend Marina, owner of the fantastic First Class Tailors in Brentwood. You can also make a financial contribution via PayPal--$50 sends one teen to the prom.
The prom could still use a volunteer videographer who can work next Sunday evening, January 16, at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. For more information, please contact RSN directly or leave a comment below.