Fri March 8, 2019
Event provides St. Louis and Illinois area girls with the prom of a lifetime
For Immediate Release
ST. LOUIS (MARCH 8, 2019) - Is your closet full of dresses you no longer wear? Now, there is a way to clean your closet, help the environment and give back to high school girls by recycling your special occasion dresses.
Fairy Glam Project, a partnership between Nspire 2 Dream and clothing recycler USAgain, is now collecting dresses to donate to young girls in need of a prom dress for that special occasion.
Fairy Glam Project provides St. Louis and Illinois high school juniors and seniors facing financial hardships with an opportunity to select a new or gently used prom dress at no cost.
Dresses may be dropped off at green and white USAgain bins located throughout the area. The process is simple for donors - bag your surplus dresses, label the bag PROM with a permanent marker and drop off the dresses in the local USAgain bins. For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit www.usagain.com or www.fairyglamproject.org.
All collected dresses will be made available
Saturday, March 9th, 10 am - 2pm
All Nations Christian Church
10047 Jeffrey Drive, St. Louis, MO 63137
Potential shoppers must register at www.fairyglamproject.org and bring a printed ticket as proof of registration.
What stared off as just an opportunity to help a few girls, has turned into one of the most looked forwarded to events of the prom season. Each year the event has increased partnerships and opportunities throughout the city. “We are so excited to be partnering with USAgain again this year. We have also added Dillard’s at Mid Rivers Mall to our list. These partnerships have really helped us make more girls dreams come true,” says Nikole Shurn-Perkins, founder and executive director of Nspire 2 Dream.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw out 85 percent of their clothing, amounting to more than 11 million tons of textiles that take up valuable landfill space.
“Students have the opportunity to help the environment while also preforming a good deed for those in need,” said USAgain CEO Mattias Wallander. “Not everyone has the luxury of purchasing a brand new prom dress, so we view this program as a “win win” for all involved.
About Fairy Glam Project:
The Fairy Glam Project is a program of Nspire 2 Dream. Nspire 2 Dream is a 501c3 organization dedicated to empowering, educating and equipping young people to live healthy, happy, successful lives and grow up to become responsible adults, despite the current and future challenges they may face. The Fairy Glam Project’s mission is to “grant prom wishes one dress at a time”. To date, the Fairy Glam Project has helped over 300 girls dream of attending their prom a reality.
USAgain, a for-profit company, offers a convenient, no-cost alternative to dispose of unwanted clothing and shoes by collecting unwanted items in its green and white bins. USAgain diverted nearly 6.2 million pounds of surplus textiles in the Missouri area in 2018. That’s 1,000 garbage trucks diverted from going to landfills! By diverting these items, USAgain and its patrons prevented 90 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere, saved more than 14 billion gallons of water, and 34,285 cubic yards of landfill space.