The Record is Collecting Prom Dresses for Local Teens

In an effort to assist Franklin High School students with the high cost of attending their school prom, EmPoWER Family Success Center is holding its 2015 Prom Dress Drive. New and gently used prom dresses, costume jewelry, purses, shoes and new cosmetics may be dropped off at Raritan Valley Community College’s Office of Student Life,  located in the Bateman Center.

The items will be collected on campus by The Record and the College’s Bio/Chem Club.

This year’s donations will be available to Franklin High School teens at their annual Extraordinary Prom Dress Giveaway,April 15-16, which assists nearly 100 young women each year.

Donations also may be dropped off at other Somerset County locations at the following hours by Monday, April 13:

• Bridgewater Marriott Concierge Desk, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807; Monday-Sunday, 24 hours a day

• The Salvation Army Bound Brook Corps, 108 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805; Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Franklin High School Main Lobby, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 (Attn: Mrs. Hale);Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact EmPoWER at or 908-722-4400.

The EmPoWER Family Success Center is a community gathering place that connects families to local resources and provides free family fun activities and workshops. For more information about free family events, or

The EmPoWER Family Success Center is a program of EmPoWER Somerset, a nonprofit organization that develops and implements strategies to create healthier communities within Somerset County.

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