On Saturday, February 29th, Dresses to Dreams hosted their annual event. Dresses to Dreams is a non-profit organization at Bentley run under the center for women and business. The main mission of the organization is to provide local high school students of the Boston area with donated dresses and accessories for their upcoming proms. Seniors Emily Larson and Kaley Gooch, co-presidents of Dresses to Dreams, worked all year to pull off a successful event full of fun and excitement.
Throughout the year, the Dresses to Dreams e-board hosts fundraisers, sets up donation drives, and meets to plan the event that takes place each February. The organization raises money and collects dress donations to make the This year, Dresses to Dreams was able to provide a selection of 500 dresses (all through donation!) for attendees to choose from. Dresses ranged in colors and styles, with perfect options to suit any style. Volunteers from the Bentley community helped girls find the dress of their dreams.
Aside from providing girls with dresses and accessories for their proms, Dresses to Dreams also hosts seminars and presentations related to women empowerment and confidence. Among these sessions included a presentation from Claudette Blot, the STEP program director at Bentley, and hair and makeover tutorials from stylists at Tony and Guy hairdressing. The day is wrapped up with a fashion show, where each girl has the chance to strut their stuff and show off their chosen dress!
Overall, being a member of Dresses to Dreams at Bentley has been such a rewarding and memorable experience throughout my four years here at Bentley. I will definitely miss attending the event each year, but I look forward to watching the organization continue to grow in the coming years. I would encourage everyone to join Dresses to Dreams. It is a great organization with great people, and an awesome way to leave your mark on Bentley’s campus!