New York City police officers have been on a mission over the past two months to help high school students prepare for one of their most momentous teenage occasions: prom.
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NYPD officers have been encouraging residents to donate gently used garments and items so teens in need will have suits and gowns to wear to prom.
On Saturday, seniors were invited to Bryant High School in Long Island City, New York, to pick out clothes and accessories to wear — beautiful items that came from the generous donation drive, CBS News reported.
Best of all: these items were free for the teens who needed and wanted them.
Prom Dress and Suit Drive. See below flyer for details. pic.twitter.com/YJkroapL2R— NYPD 111th Precinct (@NYPD111Pct) March 18, 2022
Leading up to the event, the NYPD put out fliers and social media messages calling for the public to help make teens’ prom dreams come true.
“Please donate all gently used dresses, suits, shirts, belts, and shoes to a local high school senior to give them a prom to remember,” the leaflet read.
And people responded, with more than 2,000 donated items coming in from the public.
The event blessed hundreds of teens with prom dresses and suits, according to NYPD News.
“Thanks to the generous support of the Queens community, @NYPDQueensNorth was able to help hundreds of local teens find the perfect dress or suit for prom!” a Twitter post read. “Nearly two thousand dresses [and] suits were donated by New Yorkers to help make prom night special for all of these students!”
Thanks to the generous support of the Queens community, @NYPDQueensNorth was able to help hundreds of local teens find the perfect dress or suit for prom! Nearly two thousand dresses & suits were donated by New Yorkers to help make prom night special for all of these students! pic.twitter.com/wo4qC7se4q— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 30, 2022
Amid so many negative cop stories, it’s incredible to see so many young people benefiting from the NYPD’s kind deed for the community.
It should also be noted this isn’t the first time the prom attire was handed out, and it likely won’t be the last.
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