McEachern, Walton Chapters of Becca’s Closet To Host Prom Fashion Show Feb. 28

The McEachern High School and Walton High School chapters of Becca’s Closet will sponsor its third annual “Prom Fashion Show” at Town Center Mall on Saturday, February 28th at 3:00 p.m. The fashion show will feature student models showcasing a selection of the charitable organization’s new and gently used donated prom dresses and formal gowns that are available to girls in need throughout the Metro Atlanta area.

Becca’s Closet was the inspiration of Florida high school student, Rebecca Kirtman, who single-handedly began collecting and distributing hundreds of prom dresses out of her own closet in order to provide for fellow classmates who otherwise could not afford to purchase them for prom, homecoming and other formal high school events. Following Rebecca’s tragic and fatal car accident in 2003, her family and friends made it their mission to carry on her legacy and acts of kindness by established Becca’s Closet, now with over 75 chapters throughout the U.S. including three in Metro Atlanta.

The Metro Atlanta chapter of Becca’s Closet at McEachern High School in Powder Springs was established five years ago and has received an outpouring of community support with thousands of dress donations and accessories for those in need. The organization’s newest chapter at Walton High School in Marietta was established in 2008 and has already collected hundreds of dresses generously donated by individuals and local retail stores. Both chapters work together on annual fundraisers and events, dress fittings, and dress drives. Both chapters collect and distribute dresses year-round.

A temporary store will be open to the public for individual and group dress fittings during prom season from March 1 – May 1 at the Town Center Oaks Shopping Center, 2615 Busbee Parkway in Kennesaw. The store will be manned by student volunteers who will serve as personal shoppers to those making an appointment for dress fittings. For more information and to schedule a fitting, please call (770) 361-0802 or email either mhsbeccascloset@yahoo.com or beccasclosetwhs@yahoo.com. For further information on the local and national chapters of Becca’s Closet, please visit www.beccascloset.org.