For Immediate Release: December 26, 2013
Items will be given away to Reston-area teens at March 8 prom
dress giveaway event.
RESTON, VA — The 12th Annual Diva Central prom dress drive kicks off on Friday, January 3 when Reston Community Center will begin collecting dresses, shoes, jewelry, handbags, shawls and other accessories for students in the greater Reston area. Donations are tax
deductible and may be dropped off daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods facility through Friday, February 7. All donations are appreciated but should be in good condition, no older than five-years-old (circa 2009), and should be dry cleaned before donation. If dry cleaning is not possible, please
indicate at the time of drop-off. Dress donations will benefit students in Fairfax County and other surrounding areas. Since 2003, Diva Central’s mission has been to promote confidence and self-esteem by providing free prom dresses to area high school girls. Each year, RCC collects gently used and dry-cleaned dresses at donation sites around Reston, and local sponsors donate gift certificates and other prom-related services to help the students create a truly memorable night. This year’s prom dress giveaway event is planned for Saturday, March 8, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at RCC Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston. All local high school students are invited to attend and “shop” for dresses, shoes and other accessories for free. “Prom is an event that many teens look forward to all year, but it is also an event that can burden families with expenses for formal wear, accessories, a meal, transportation and more,” said RCC Teen Program Director Kenny Burrowes. “Through Diva Central, RCC helps teens look forward to the prom night of their dreams, complete with the
perfect dress and accessories, but without those costs.”
For further information, or to become involved as a volunteer or sponsor, please contact the RCC Teen Director at 703-390-6158 or Kenny.Burrowes@fairfaxcounty.gov.
About Reston Community Center
Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment, fitness and life-long learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact the Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website athttp://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. The Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).