‘Project Keyword: Prom’: Fresno County Public Library needs prom dresses and costumes to donate to Valley teens

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The Fresno County Public Library is taking steps to make sure every teen has the perfect dress in time for prom, but it needs your help.

Fresno librarian Brittany Nimon still remembers her prom and the donation that made it all possible.

“When I was in high school, I went to a similar program and got a free dress,” Nimon said. “We had to go all the way to San Francisco to do it, but it’s the only way for me to get to prom.”

It was this dress that made her prom night one to remember.

“It meant a lot. It was my senior year and we really had to do all the essential things for graduation,” Nimon said. “It was part of high school and I’m really glad I didn’t miss it.”

Now she wants to give every teenager the same opportunity.

“The library can support them. They are special to us and I am a Teen Services Librarian and teens are my life,” Nimon said.

The library hosts the first ‘Project Keyword: Prom’. He’s collecting everything from dresses to suits, with the big giveaway slated for April 9.

“They can sign up for a half-hour period where they can find their dresses, try on dresses, and hopefully take something home,” Nimon said.

You can drop off your donations at the Betty Rodriguez Library at 3040 N Cedar Ave.

Organizers say the biggest need right now is men’s suits and plus size dresses.

“I really want teens to have the same experience and not miss it because of the expense,” Nimon said.

If you are a teenager interested in receiving a dress, you can register here.

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