HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Prom season is right around the corner, and that means shelling out a ton of money for a dress, a tux, tickets and whatever else the night entails.
But for some, the cost of prom is just too high. So Technical High School's Student Government Association started Cinderella's Closet.
"It's a benefit for the kids in the high school who want to go to prom," said Nikki Houser of the Humane Society of Washington County.
They've partnered up with Potomac Bridals and the Humane Society of Washington County to get gently used, or last seasons' gowns donated.
Potomac Bridals gathered up 25 dresses, some of them from last season, some of them have just minor cosmetic imperfections, to donate.
"We believe as a local store, a ‘mom and pop’ shop if you want to say, that it's important to give back to the community, and that's exactly what Potomac Bridals wants to do. And the Humane Society of Washington County is a good fit," said Jodi Colombo, Bridal Consultant at Potomac Bridals.
Dresses will be sold at the event Friday for $50. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society, something event coordinators call a triple win: the students win, the Humane Society wins, and the animals win.
"Where they can come in and get a dress, a really nice dress, for a little bit of money and also with the proceeds being able to go to the Humane Society of Washington County, it's a win-win for everyone," Colombo said.
And again the event is open to the public this Friday, March 7th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tech High in Hagerstown. And they're still collecting dresses to re-sell for Friday.
Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.