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For Immediate Release
Date: March 16, 2017
Contact: Julie Dion
Phone: 904-249-9784, Office

Family Matters Hosts Prom Clothing Drive for Students in Need

Washington, DCFamily Matters of Greater Washington is hosting a prom clothing drive. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, April 27th when local high school students can then select clothing and accessories for prom at no cost.

All of the generously donated items, including suits, dresses, shoes and accessories, will be used to create a Dresses4Dreams boutique and Suited4Dreams men’s shop. These pop-up shops allow high school students in need to pick out a free outfit so they can confidently attend their prom dressed in style. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win complimentary hair and makeup services for prom night. The pop-up shops will be located at Katten Muchin Rosenman Law Offices, 2900 K Street NW #200, Washington, DC on Thursday, April 27th from 3-6pm.

Family Matters has been serving as the role of “family” to the community’s most vulnerable citizens.  Through their services, the team has been helping to provide a support system for those that need it most at any stage of life. Dresses4Dreams and Suited4Dreams empower high school students to experience the milestone of prom with the self-assurance that is needed for formal events.

If anyone would like to donate new or gently used prom items, please schedule a drop-off at Family Matters Headquarters by contacting Sylvia Krohn at 202-289-1510 ext. 434 or at

About Family Matters of Greater Washington

Family Matters of Greater Washington, Inc. creates and delivers compassionate solutions that empower, enrich, and elevate all ages. Founded in 1882, Family Matters of Greater Washington (FMGW) is one of the oldest, nationally accredited social service organizations in the Washington metropolitan area and has maintained its leadership and reputation of excellence. Today, Family Matters provides assistance that impacts more than 15,000 children, youth, families and seniors each year. The spectrum of programs include: therapeutic and traditional foster care; youth development programs; mental health/counseling services; and services and activities for seniors.