Bethlehem’s YWCA sells prom dresses for $15 each

Written by on March 6, 2020

Bethlehem’s YWCA sells prom dresses for $15 each

By K.C. Lopez

March 20, 2020

Photo | K.C. Lopez / WLVR

Springtime for sigh school seniors means prom season. But nowadays a dress can come with a hefty price tag. 

As WLVR’s K.C. Lopez reports, a Northampton County organization is helping students get ready for less. 

This weekend the Bethlehem YWCA is transforming ArtsQuest into a Pop-Up Prom Shop; with over 2 thousand new and nearly-new gowns on sale for just $15.

The idea is to provide low-income students a more affordable option for prom night.

With gowns in every color, cut and style, from size 0 to 28, YWCA Program Director Jen Wanisko says, there’s something for everyone. 

“We’re probably saving local Lehigh Valley families about $50,000 in prom related costs,” Wanisko

Each gown purchase comes with complimentary shoes, jewelry, a purse and goodie bag of cosmetics for the big day. Young women can stop in with a parent or guardian to pick up their dream dress at the Bethlehem Steelstacks this Saturday, March 7th between 9:30 AM and 1 PM. 

The funds raised from the prom dress sale will benefit YWCA programs. 

Watch K.C.’s full PBS39 News Tonight Report.

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