ATLANTA, GA — The Taylor Made Foundation’s “Once Upon a Prom Dress Drive” is collecting gently used prom dresses, shoes, and accessories to distribute at their second annual event this spring. Founder and executive director Darnell Taylor said that they’ll be accepting donations through February 29th to assist underprivileged 2020 prom-goers in metro Atlanta. Registration for the “Boutique Day of Empowerment” is open now through Feb. 1.

The organization is seeking gently used, trendy formal dresses, shoes, handbags, shawls, jewelry, and other accessories. If anyone would like to make a monetary or gift card donation for a prom related service, they can visit the organization’s website or contact Taylor by email at Donations are tax-deductible.

The March 7th event is invitation only and participants must be referred by a guidance counselor, teacher or religious representative. The big day will consist of motivational speaking, live hair and makeup demonstrations, giveaways, and more. The young women will also receive assistance from whom Taylor calls “fairy prom mothers,” professional women volunteers who have offered to do more than hand out dresses.

“They are really loving and kind and we picked them because they will be able to speak life and love to these girls,” said Taylor. “‘You’re so beautiful, that dress looks so beautiful on you;’ we want to make these girls feel special inside and beyond prom.”